5 Must try Chinese street food dishes

Ever tried Chinese street food? Here's a list of popular Chinese street foods you should try at least once.

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You know what they say in China- ‘Eating good food is the best way to enjoy life!!’ Chinese cuisine is renowned worldwide for its incredible flavours, diverse ingredients, and rich culinary traditions.

While you must have explored traditional Chinese food, venturing into the vibrant Chinese street food culture is an absolute must for any food enthusiast. Let’s delve into the world of Chinese street foods and discover some of the most tantalising and beloved delicacies found on the lively streets of China.

  1. Jianbing (Chinese Crepes): This incredible street food hails all the way from northern China. Let me tell you, it’s a real sensation! A scrumptious crepe made from a batter of wheat and mung bean flour, stuffed with an array of mouthwatering ingredients like eggs, crispy fried wonton skin, scallions, cilantro, and a tangy, flavorful sauce. Trust me, when you take a bite, it’s like a party in your mouth! If you ever come across jianbing, don’t miss the chance to give it a whirl. It’s an absolute must-try when it comes to Chinese street food!
  1. Xiaolongbao (Dumplings): These incredible little dumplings have gained quite the international reputation for their exquisite flavour and unique preparation style. And the best part is when you take a bite, the thin, translucent wrapper bursts open, releasing that savoury broth right into your mouth. It’s like a flavour explosion in every bite! If you’re a dumpling enthusiast, trust me, xiaolongbao is an absolute delight you don’t want to miss!
  1. Stinky Tofu: Despite its pungent aroma, stinky tofu has a dedicated fan base and is an iconic street food in China. This fermented tofu is deep-fried to perfection, resulting in a crispy exterior while maintaining a soft, creamy centre. The combination of textures, along with its unique and robust flavour, makes stinky tofu an acquired taste worth exploring. Top it off with spicy chilli sauce or pickled vegetables for an extra kick.
  1. Roujiamo (Chinese Hamburger): Originating from the Shaanxi province, Roujiamo is often referred to as the Chinese version of a hamburger. Featuring tender and succulent braised pork belly or shredded meat, cooked with fragrant spices, stuffed inside a crispy, fluffy, and sesame-seed studded bun, this dish is unique and flavourful. The contrasting textures and flavours create a perfect balance that will leave you craving for more.
  1. Baozi (Chinese Steamed buns): These little treats have a history that goes way back, like centuries back! A soft, fluffy exterior that just melts in your mouth, and inside, a burst of savoury fillings that’ll make you go “mmm” with every bite. The classic version is a round bun with a closed top, and they stuff it with all sorts of deliciousness— pork, beef, chicken, veggies, or even sweet fillings like red bean paste or lotus seed paste. The famous “char siu bao” is an open top bun featuring heavenly barbecued pork, simply irresistible. So, if you haven’t tried Roujiamo yet, you’re missing out on a hugely popular Chinese street food.

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