Yueyang not only has beautiful sceneries, but also the food of Yueyang can capture your heart and stomach quickly. Spicy, is the feature of Hunan Cuisine. What's more, the cook can skillfully prepare many dishes with a delicious taste and a beautiful presentation by adding various seasonings and adopting a wide variety of cooking techniques.
What to Eat in Yueyang
Junshan Shrimp Cake(君山虾饼)
The shrimp cake is a popular snack in Yueyang. The main materials of shrimp cake are the fresh shrimp from Dongting Lake and flour. Then fry the mixture of shrimp and flour. Its taste is tender and fresh inside, and crispy and delicious outside. When you come to Yueyang, you can easily see the snack in Pedestrian Streets of Yueyang City. At the reasonable price, it is necessary to have a taste if you are not sensitive to shrimps.
Nanjiang Finless Eel Noodles(南江黄鳝面)
Anyone who has eaten the Nanjiang Finless Eel Noodles is surprised that this method of eating, which is really delicious. The cooking method of Nanjiang Finless Eel Noodles is to smash the clean finless eels and chop into minced meat to make soup mixed with a variety of spices such as celery, ginger, onion, pepper, cumin. The cooked noodles are mixed with the soup, which tastes delicious and has a unique flavor.
Zongzi (sticky rice dumplings), traditionally known as Jiaoshu (millet angle), was originated from Miluo. A popular belief amongst the Chinese of eating zongzi involved commemorating the death of Qu Yuan, a famous Chinese poet from the kingdom of Chu who drowned himself in the Miluo River. Miluo zongzi has been long famous for its wide range of varieties and exquisite craftsmanship.
Baling Fish Banquet(巴陵全鱼宴)
With fish from Dongting Lake as the raw material, the banquet consists of more than 20 fish dishes prepared through frying, steaming, braising, boiling in a covered pot over a soft fire and many other techniques, each showing its unique characteristics.
Cushui Tofu is a traditional famous dish of Hunan Yueyang, belonging to Hunan cuisine. It is made from the choice soybean and its high protein content makes it popular among vegetarians. The texture of Cushui Tofu is tender, soft and hard, flexible, no impurities.
Dongting whitebait, often dubbed as noodle fish for its noodle-like shape, is about 66 centimeters long. Without fish scale and bones, its body looks as lucent and white as silver. It is a precious fish species enjoying high reputation at home and abroad. Boasting high nutritional value, Dongting whitebait can both tonify Yin and replenish the kidneys. According to the legend, Emperors Yongzheng and Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty once tasted the fish when visiting the south regions of the Yangtze River. In 1918, the fish was listed as one of the world famous products at Panama International Famous Products Fair. The taste of Dongting whitebait is very delicious. So don't forget to have a taste the Dongting whitebait if you come to Yueyang.
Where to Eat in Yueyang
The recommended Restaurants:
- No. 1 Big Cook Stoves Restaurant(Middle Baling Road)(壹号大锅灶(巴陵中路店))
Add: Floor 2 of Jinse Building, No. 93 Middle Baling Road(巴陵中路93号金色大楼2楼)
- Jingshui Baling Quanyuxi Restaurant(井水·巴陵全鱼席)
Add: No. 1 West Baoli Street, Yueyanglou District, Yueyang, Hunan(湖南省岳阳市岳阳楼区保利西街1号)
- Pengchu Restaurant(Zhanqian Road)(彭厨(站前路店))
Add: No. 101-102 Baling Shangpin, West Zhanqian Road(站前西路巴陵尚品101-102号)
Add: No. 5 Building, Xingxiangyuan, Xuyuan Road (旭园路兴湘园五栋)
- Shangshi Restaurant(Nanhu)(尚食(南湖旗舰店))
Add: No. 2 Floor of William City-State, West Qiusuo Road(求索西路威廉城邦二楼)
- Yueyang Taste Restaurant(岳阳味道)
Add: No. 176 West Qiusuo Road, Yueyanglou District, Yueyang(岳阳市岳阳楼区求索西路176号)
- Xiaotuanyuan Restaurant(East Qiusuo Road)(小团圆(求索东路店))
Add: No. 470 East Qiusuo Road, Yueyanglou District, Yueyang(岳阳市岳阳楼区求索东路470号)
- Jingshui Restauratn(井水饭庄)
Add: No. 529 Nanhu Avenue, Yueyang District(岳楼区南湖大道529号)
Add: No. 240 Jianxiang Road(建湘路240号)
- Shishangfang Restaurant(South Desheng Road)(食尚坊(得胜南路店))
Add: No. 518 South Desheng Road(得胜南路518号)