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

EnglishChinesePronunciationCharacters
Taiwanese Meatballsròu yuánRoh ywen肉圆
Rice and Meat Dumplingsròu wánRoh wann肉丸
Smelly Tofuchòu dòufuChoh doh-foo臭豆腐
Tofu PuddingdòuhuāDoh-hwaa豆花
Dried Tofudòufu gānDoh-foo gan豆腐干
Oily Bean Curdyóu dòufuYoh doh-foo油豆腐
Spicy Hot Bean Curdmálà dòufuMaa laa doh-foo麻辣豆腐
Soybean MilkdòujiāngDoh-jyang豆浆
Fried Bread StickyóutiáoYoh-tyaoww油条
Prawn Crackersxiā piànSshyaa pyen虾片
Shrimp Ballsxiā qiúSshyaa chyoh虾球
Spring RollschūnjuǎnChwnn jwen春卷
Egg Rollsdàn juǎnDan jwen蛋卷
Steamed BunsmántouMan-toh馒头
Steamed Stuffed BunsbāoziBaoww-dzrr包子
Clay Oven RollsshāobǐngShaoww-bing烧饼
Salty Rice Puddingwǎn gāoWan gaoww碗糕
Rice Tube Puddingtǒng zǐ mǐ gāoTong dzeye mee gaoww筒仔米糕
Rolling Donkey (Fried Chopped Rice Cake)lǘ dǎgǔnLoo da-gwnn驴打滚
Red Bean Cakehóngdòu gāoHong-doh gaoww红豆糕
Green Bean Paste CakelǜdòugāoLyoo-doh gaoww绿豆糕
Glutinous Rice Cakesnuòmǐ gāoNwor-mee gaoww糯米糕
Fried White Radish Pattyluóbo gāoLwor-bor gaoww萝卜糕
Taro Cakeyùtou gāoYoo-toh gaoww芋头糕
Eight Treasures Ice Lollybābǎo bīngBaa-baoww bing八宝冰
Red Bean with Milk Ice Lollyhóngdòu niúnǎi bīngHong-doh nyoh-neye bing红豆牛奶冰
Candied Gourd on a StickbīngtánghúluBing-tung hoo-loo冰糖葫芦

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