The Best Snacks In China: A Culinary Tour Of The Night Markets Of China [PHOTOS]

on April 12 2013 7:46 PM

Shanghai Shanghai is known for its juicy pork buns.  Weibo Gourmet Forum

Aside from its more well-known cuisines, China is also home to a colorful street-food culture. Street food is usually served in night markets, always cheap and tasty. Recently, a chart showing a ranking of the best street snack cities of China began circulating online. The chart considers major Chinese cities known for their snack foods based on variety, uniqueness, popularity within China and in foreign countries, innovation, service environment, and a few other criteria.

1. Taipei, Taiwan

Taiwan Taiwanese food is both deeply rooted in its unique history and highly innovative due to its open culture.  Weibo Gourmet Forum

2. Chengdu, Sichuan

Sichuan Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan. Sichuan cuisine is well-known in the U.S. for its spicy, aromatic dishes.  Weibo Gourmet Forum

3. XiAn, Shaanxi

Xi'an XiAn is known for spicy noodle dishes.  Weibo Gourmet Forum

4. Chongqing

Chongqing 1 Chongqing offers spicy and sour noodles.

5. Hong Kong

Hong Kong Hong Kong cuisine prides itself on being exquisite and finely made.  Weibo Gourmet Forum

6. Guangzhou, Guangdong

Guangzhou Guangzhou features small plates.  Weibo

7. Wuhan, Hubei

Wuhan Wuhan dishes are hearty and full of flavor.  Weibo Gourmet Forum

8. Changsha, Hunan

Changsha Changsha is famed for its stinky tofu.  Weibo Gourmet Forum

9. Beijing

Beijing Beijng is home to the Peking duck and a variety of snack food brought by the Qing emperors.  Weibo Gourmet Forum

10. Shanghai

Shanghai Shanghai is known for its juicy pork buns.  Weibo Gourmet Forum

11. Tianjin

Tianjin Among Tianjin's specialties are these buns.  Weibo Gourmet Forum

12. Xiamen, Fujian

Xiamen Xiamen has an assortment of snacks.  Weibo Gourmet Forum

13. Nanjing, Jiangsu

Nanjing Nanjing's offerings include duck blood soup.  Weibo Gourmet Forum

14. Harbin, Heilongjiang

Harbin Food in Harbin is heavily influenced by Russia, as it is the capital of Heilongjiang, a province bordering Russia.  Weibo Gourmet Forum

15. Kaifeng, Henan

Kaifeng Snack food comes in a variety of ways in Kaifeng  Weibo Gourmet Forum

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