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Goubuli Steamed Stuffed Bun

Goubuli Steamed Stuffed Buns are known for their generous fillings, which are succulent and not greasy. They are known in whole China for its special ingredients and methods used. Founded in 1858, it is one of China's longest established brands. Each Goubuli bun has eighteen wrinkles. In addition to three chain stores in Tianjin, Tianjin Goubuli has opened branches in Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen, and even in foreign countries such as the U.S., Japan, and Korea. Goubuli is also experimenting with more than 20 kinds of buns.


Eight Large Bowls

Eight Great Bowls is one of the most famous dishes in Tianjin. It is a combination of eight mainly meat dishes. It can be further classified into several varieties, including the rough, smooth, and high. The “thin” eight large bowls include quick-fried fish fillet, braised and shelled fresh shrimp, fresh cocktail, sweet-scented osmanthus fish bones, braised butterfish, Sichuan shredded meat, Sichuan large meatballs, loose meat, and so on. The “thick” eight large bowls consist of fried blue shelled fresh shrimp, boiled shredded chicken, mixed and cooked egg soup and crab ovary, trepang meatballs, silver piece meat, consommé chicken, braised chicken, daily family cooked carp, and so on. The eight large bowls are often served at banquets.


Fried Dough Twist

Mahua has a shiny and golden look. It is made by frying a bar of dough in peanut oil. The bars are usually stuffed with a variety of fillings, most often waxy tasting bean paste and a taste only for the hardy. Since it can be preserved for several months, you can take it home to share with your family and friends. Guifaxiang Fried Dough Twists is a traditional brand of fried dough twist.


Ear Hole Fried Cake

The snack got its name from Ear-hole Street in Tianjin's Bedaguan, where it was invented and sold. The Ear-hole Fried cake dates back to the late Qing Dynasty, over 100 years ago. The cake is made of carefully leavened and kneaded glutinous rice dough. The filling is bean paste made from quality red beans. The pastry of the finished cake is golden in color, crisp and crunchy, while the filling is tender and sweet, with a lingering flavor.

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