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Here in Dandong, you may have options of both Chinese and Korean food. The city accommodates a large ethnic Korean population who open Korean restaurants serving authentic Korean food.


What to eat

Soft Korean Sweet Rice Cake

Soft Korean Sweet Rice Cake is one of the most common and popular Korean cuisines and is made on special occasions and Festival days. The chewy and sticky desert is made with sweet rice. A wooden hammer is used to pound the cooked sweet rice. Between each hit, the batter is folded from the edge back toward the center. The sweet cake is coated in roasted soybean powder, black sesame seed powder, chestnuts, honey, or mashed red beans.


Korean Cold Buckwheat Noodles

Korean Cold buckwheat Noodles consist of long thin noodle, slices of pear, cucumbers, slices of beef, and half a hard-boiled egg. Chewy noodles are made with buckwheat and potato and served in a clear, cold, and refreshing beef broth. Korean Cold buckwheat Noodles are pretty popular among the Korean population for quick, convenient meals, especially in hot summer days.


Korean Mixed Rice

Korean Mixed Rice is arguably the best-known and most beloved Korean food to many people. Ingredients of Korean Mixed Rice vary by region but usually include mushrooms, beef, chili pepper paste, soy source, kimchi, and a fried egg.



Dandong people are obsessed with barbecue. Local restaurants, from roadside shacks to sprawling eateries, serve grilled seafood, including shrimp, scallops, lobster tails, and Mantis Shrimp. It must be a good experience to taste seafood barbecue with bottles of refreshing local brew on summer nights here.


Mantis Shrimp

The taste and texture of mantis shrimp meat are somewhere close to lobster. Local people often boil it and dip it in soy sauce or vinegar with garlic. It can be also fried and grilled and should be eaten out of the shell. It is quite succulent, moist, and delicious.

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