Longkou fensi, a type of vermicelli made from bean starch, is a traditional specialty in Yantai and throughout China. The vermicelli is tender, refreshing, smooth, and chewy. No additives are used in its production.
Yantai is the hometown of apples. The Yantai apple has more than 100 varieties.
Yantai is the birthplace of China's first wine estate, Changyu Pioneer Wine Co, which was founded by diplomat Zhang Bishi in 1892.
Yantai cherries are honored as the “King of Fruit” thanks to their high nutritional value.
The city of Laiyang in Yantai, Shandong Province is famous for pears, which enjoy an equal reputation alongside Yantai's apples.
The most famous top-ranking tonic in Yantai – the sea cucumber