Changchun Food


Delicacies of Changchun combine different flavors of China. Particularly, they emerge the essences of the dishes of Sichuan province, Shandong Province and Beijing. Local wild game animals are the biggest feature here, which are very popular among visitors at home and aboard.

The famous Changchun dishes, generally speaking, use rare Long White products as their materials and add some traditional Chinese herbs to cook. The famous dishes are: Long White Cherish Feast, Green chicken with Maotai Wine and Ginseng, Sweetened bean paste covered with snow, spotted deer feast, red flower bear paw, etc. Local dishes and snacks includes: northeast homely matelote, stewed meat balls, eight bowls of Manzhu, ginseng stewed chicken in a boiler, braised deer's tails, mutton stewed with kidney beans, Chaoxian cold noodles, Huibaozhen Dumplings, Liliangui biscuit with smoked meat, the hotpot of plain boiled pork and marinate, etc.

Long White Cherish Feast

Long White Cherish Feast has six main dishes, which all adopt Long White Mountain local special products as their materials-ginseng, young pilous antler, bear paw, Feilong, Xueha, and Songrongmo. It gathers the essence of Chinese traditional feast, exquisite workmanship, and luxurious decorations in table-board and rich colors. Its biggest specialty lies in the dishes not only delicious but also meditative.

Green Chicken with Maotai Wine and Ginseng

It is a famous in Changchun City. It adopts the most famous wine in China-Maotai Wine as a seasoning to remove the flavor of ginseng and add the fresh flavor of chicken. This dish is colorful and fragrant with elegant shape. It is a dish with distinctive local features.

Braised Deer's Tail

It is a very rare dish. It has a set of overnice approach to cook deer's tail and its seasonings are very special. It is a very rare dish in high-level banquets. This dish is mellow and with red juice, reputed as "the strangest in tastes".


Huibaozhen Dumpling

It is a food with Hui Nationality flavor. Because the name of the first maker of the dish is Huibaozhen, it hence gets the name. It has a history of over 70 years. Its fillings are large, its soup is very fresh and its shape is beautiful.

Sweetened Bean Paste Covered with Snow

It has a history of over 100 years and is popular among people. Main materials are: red bean, egg, white sugar, etc. It is like a ball. Before eating, local people always throw some white sugar on it hence it gets the name. It is fragrant and sweet with a special flavor.

Muslim Restaurants

There are many Muslim restaurants in Changchun, which enjoy a great popularity. China Highlights has listed some recommended Muslim restaurants in Changchun for you. Click here to check out more Muslim restaurants in Changchun.

Questions and Answers About Changchun Food

Joey 2010-10-07
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How do you make the ginseng chicken with maotai? If you could send me a recipe for it I would love to make it! Thanks, JJ.
Hello. We don't have the recipe for Genseng chicken with Maotai, but we have some introduction about Chinese food and easy recipe on this page ( Mia Yang replied on 2010-10-09
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