Where to Eat?
Visitors are recommended to enjoy authentic local cuisine at food stalls or small restaurants in the air where food is served at reasonable prices. Here are restaurants and markets to try.
Yuan Zhong Yuan Restaurant
Try its Kung Pao Chicken (Spicy Chicken and Peanuts), Fried Tofu or Fish-Flavoured Shredded Pork in this pleasant Sichuan restaurants.
Location: in downtown city, the restaurant is a 10-minute drive away from the Jiayuguan Great Wall.
Try the food stalls which offer a hot meal in the evening, including barbecued lamb washed down with beer.
Location: in downtown city, the restaurant is a 13-minute drive away from the Jiayuguan Great Wall.
Try lamb kebabs, wonton soup, dumplings, roast duck, Chinese hamburger and more.
Location: in downtown city, the restaurant is a 12-minute drive away from the Jiayuguan Great Wall.
Local cuisine, such as fish-shaped noodles and traditional cake shaokezi, are all available here.
Location: at the northern Xinhua Road, the downtown city
Must-try Typical Foods
The Fish-shaped noodles are exclusive Gansu cuisine. Pinched at both ends and bulging at the waist, the noodles got this name because they look like small fish. In summer, cool Fish-shaped noodles are served and topped with shredded pork and green pepper. They are excellent for hot weather.
Roasted Mutton Legs
Legs are the most tender cuts of meat on a lamb and are at their best when roasted. Try the glorious taste of a melting mouthful of tender and juicy roast lamb.
A traditional cake of Yugur people, a Turkic-speaking people living exclusively in Gansu province. The sweet and crisp snack is baked in a stove full of burning dried sheep waste. The cake is usually served at wedding and festivals and can be made in the shape of flowers, apples etc.