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By Yang Min | Chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2018-01-09 10:02

Influenced by Russian gourmet food and dishes of minorities, Harbin diet has two characteristics, including northeast food and Russian dishes. In Harbin, you can degust authentic northeast dishes, which are mainly stewed dishes with large quantity and strong taste. While traveling to Harbin, especially in winter, having a taste of northeast dishes is a must for tourists.

The famous northeast dishes include Fried Potato with Green Pepper and Eggplant (地三鲜), Stewed Chick with Mushroom (小鸡炖蘑菇), Stewed Pork with Vermicelli (猪肉炖粉条), White meat with black pudding(白肉血肠), Quick-boiled White and Red Pork (汆白肉) and Pork marinated vegetables and vermicelli (炒肉渍菜粉).Recommended Restaurants: Futailou Restaurant(福泰楼), Bei Lai Shun Restaurant (北来顺), Jiangnanchun Restaurant (江南春), Dongfang Dumpling Restaurant (东方饺子王), Wu’s stewed Restaurant (吴记酱骨头炖菜馆)

Besides, in Harbin, you can enjoy authentic Russian dishes, as Harbin boasts a number of authentic Russian restaurants, mainly concentrating near Central Avenue.

Recommended Restaurants: Huamei Western Restaurant(华梅西餐厅):No.112, Central Avenue; Sigma Restaurant (西格玛食府), Lucia coffee restaurant (露西亚咖啡西餐厅)

A highlight of Harbin’s food integrating Russian favor and northeast cuisine is the Red Sausage (红肠); additionally, snacks in Harbin include Frozen dessert (冰点心 ),Persimmon jelly and frozen pear (冻柿子、冻梨 ).

Tips for ordering dishes

1.Northeast dishes boast a large quantity and they are mainly stewed dishes. Thus, tourists should order dishes according to the number of people. If you order too much and you can’t eat them up, it’s not convenient to take them away.

2.Due to the cold weather condition in Northeast China, the dishes taste comparatively saltier than that of other areas of China. Thus, customers who prefer mild food can ask them to add less salt.

 

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