Home Page>>Home Page>>What's New

City's Top Casual Eateries Don't Mess with Success 2019-07-16
Think of all the changes Hangzhou has seen over the past decade. The city’s once modest skyline has been forever transformed by the appearance of lofty skyscrapers, its time-honored stores have been replaced by trendy upscale boutiques and its quiet lanes have made way for a steady increase in vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

But no matter how the city changes, some restaurants remain comfortably rooted in a simpler past, with unassuming dishes that never grow old and prices that always seem reasonable.

If you’re hankering for a taste of old Hangzhou, or growing jaded with the city’s upscale dining scene, here are three of the city’s best, and oldest, casual eateries.

 
Stinky Tofu

With its humble façade and narrow dining area, Three Sisters Restaurant looks like just another hole-in-the-wall nestled away in a quiet residential neighborhood. But what sets this place apart is its delicious dishes, fresh ingredients, fair prices and the owners’ fastidious attention to cleanliness.

This place has all the standard dishes you’d expect, including slow-simmered sliced pork, fish soup boiled with tofu, and fried shrimp.

A word of warning though: this low-key-looking eatery draws huge crowds during meal times. Diners are encouraged to show up early. Also, the restaurant is closed on weekends.

Address: 29 Hengchangshou Rd

Tel: (0571) 8703-3293


 Sliced Boiled Pork

Nostalgia is catching on among Chinese in their 20s and 30s. And one of the first restaurants to capitalize on this longing for simpler times was Tong Nian Xiao Zhu.

The no-frills menu includes many home-style dishes that China’s young adults grew up eating. The most popular dish is rice mixed with soy sauce, with the rice cooked in the sort of clay pots that were once standard in local home kitchens.

Another dish likely to recall pleasant memories of youth is fish jelly, a congealed treat made with fish stewed in soy sauce.

Along with these nostalgic nibbles, the restaurant also features a decor straight from the 1980s and 1990s. On the coarse brick walls are period-authentic slogans encouraging diners to work and study hard.

Address: 789 Shenhua Rd

Tel: (0571) 8700-7013

 
Rice Mixed with Soy Sauce

It’s not uncommon for the owners of Puppy Noodle Shop to sell upwards of 500 bowls of noodles before the end of lunch. And, with only 30 square meters of space inside, Puppy’s owners have been forced to provide outdoor stool seating for those who can’t fit inside.

Even on the most frigid winter mornings, savvy diners will brave the cold to slurp down this shop’s irresistible noodles. As for those living in the nearby residential communities, this 13-year-old shop has become an indispensable part of local life.

Like countless other noodle dispensaries across China, this local institution originally opened without a name. Over time, regulars began referring to it by the nickname of its owner and head chef: Puppy.


Pig's Liver Noodles

In addition to traditional Hangzhou-specialty pian’erchuan noodles, which features preserved vegetables and sliced bamboo shoots, noodles served with soy sauce are also a hot seller.

Beef and stir-fried pig’s liver and kidney are also considered signature dishes, and pair well with noodles and the shop’s distinctive dipping sauces.

According to chef Puppy, the secret to his noodles is lard, which he uses instead of oil for a richer taste and smell.

Address: 113 Fuxing St S.

Source: HiCenter
Hangzhou top casual eateries.jpg
Leave a message

 

Kayaking, Rafting, Swimming Pool Carnival from Day to Night2019-07-15
Qiandao Lake in summer has many to offer and to enjoy the coolness of water in the lake and mountain streams are must-have. We did a thorough research ahead of time and hereby have collected a complete water fun guide of Qiandao Lake for you! Read on to learn more...
Speical Rural Scenic Area Tourist Bus is in Operation2019-07-15
Good News! In order to improve the high-speed railway connection system and promote the construction of scenic areas in the whole region, Qiandao Lake opened its direct tourist buses to rural scenic areas on July 1. That is to say, people who are at the Qiandao Lake High-Speed Railway Station can take these buses directly to such rural scenic areas as the Xiajiang Village Scenic Area, the Shilin Scenic Area and the Jiangjia Scenic Area. These three routes pass through Fengshuling Town, Lishang Township, Shilin Town, Jieshou Village and Jiangjia Town. It will be more convenient for tourists to reach these scenic areas.
No.188, Fuchun Road, Hangzhou, China
TEL: 86-571-96123
FAX: 86-571-96123
Complain: slw@hz.gov.cn
Consult: slw@hz.gov.cn