Chinese Snacks Menu

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China has many interesting, original and tasty snacks, many of which are more nutritious and natural than chocolate, sweets and crisps. A broad selection are listed below with Chinese romanization, pronunciation and Chinese characters. Chinese snacks are often sold in small shops on the backstreets or at mobile roadside stalls.

Chinese Snacks

English Chinese Pronunciation Characters
Taiwanese Meatballs ròu yuán Roh ywen 肉圆
Rice and Meat Dumplings ròu wán Roh wann 肉丸
Smelly Tofu chòu dòufu Choh doh-foo 臭豆腐
Tofu Pudding dòuhuā Doh-hwaa 豆花
Dried Tofu dòufu gān Doh-foo gan 豆腐干
Oily Bean Curd yóu dòufu Yoh doh-foo 油豆腐
Spicy Hot Bean Curd málà dòufu Maa laa doh-foo 麻辣豆腐
Soybean Milk dòujiāng Doh-jyang 豆浆
Fried Bread Stick yóutiáo Yoh-tyaoww 油条
Prawn Crackers xiā piàn Sshyaa pyen 虾片
Shrimp Balls xiā qiú Sshyaa chyoh 虾球
Spring Rolls chūnjuǎn Chwnn jwen 春卷
Egg Rolls dàn juǎn Dan jwen 蛋卷
Steamed Buns mántou Man-toh 馒头
Steamed Stuffed Buns bāozi Baoww-dzrr 包子
Clay Oven Rolls shāobǐng Shaoww-bing 烧饼
Salty Rice Pudding wǎn gāo Wan gaoww 碗糕
Rice Tube Pudding tǒng zǐ mǐ gāo Tong dzeye mee gaoww 筒仔米糕
Rolling Donkey (Fried Chopped Rice Cake) lǘ dǎgǔn Loo da-gwnn 驴打滚
Red Bean Cake hóngdòu gāo Hong-doh gaoww 红豆糕
Green Bean Paste Cake lǜdòugāo Lyoo-doh gaoww 绿豆糕
Glutinous Rice Cakes nuòmǐ gāo Nwor-mee gaoww 糯米糕
Fried White Radish Patty luóbo gāo Lwor-bor gaoww 萝卜糕
Taro Cake yùtou gāo Yoo-toh gaoww 芋头糕
Eight Treasures Ice Lolly bābǎo bīng Baa-baoww bing 八宝冰
Red Bean with Milk Ice Lolly hóngdòu niúnǎi bīng Hong-doh nyoh-neye bing 红豆牛奶冰
Candied Gourd on a Stick bīngtánghúlu Bing-tung hoo-loo 冰糖葫芦

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