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Zhangjiajie Food & Restaurants

Hunan cuisineHunan cuisine

Zhangjiajie is located in the northwest of Hunan Province in central China. Zhangjiajie food combines the excellent flavors of traditional Hunan cuisine (also known as Xiang cuisine) and Tujia minority dishes.

Hunan Cuisine and Tujia Ethnic Food

Hunan cuisine is even hotter and spicier than the spicy red hot flavors of Sichuan cuisine,. Common cooking techniques include stewing, frying, pot-roasting, braising and smoking.

Tujia dishes are characterized by sourness and spiciness. Their favorites are pickled dishes and smoked dishes. Pickled dishes include pickled pepper, cabbage, ginger, meat, and fish. Smoked dishes include smoked pork, salted lamb, and salted beef.

Dishes to Try:

If you want to try some local food in Zhangjiajie, here are some well-known dishes:

  • Hot and spicy chicken (麻辣鸡丁)
  • Smoked pork with dried long green beans (干豆角蒸腊肉)
  • Red-roasted fish fins (红煨鱼翅)
  • Steamed hams (腊味合蒸)

Restaurants in Zhangjiajie

Hunan cuisine

Zhangjiajie is a small city with limited restaurant and cuisine choices. There are no vegetarian restaurants in Zhangjiajie.

In Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, there are only small restaurants scattered around each attraction, which serve simple local food. If you travel with us, our guide will select the best restaurants for you, or arrange picnic lunches, based on your requirements.

There are more options in Wulingyuan Town, a small town near the national park. If you can't handle spicy food, make sure you make your requirements clear when you order!

Recommended Local Restaurants:

Here are some local Zhangjiajie restaurants for your reference:

  • Mr. Tang Tujia Restaurant (唐师傅土家食府)
    Address: Wuling Avenue, Wulingyuan District
    Average price: 50 yuan
  • Wulong Shanzhai (乌龙山寨)
    Address 1: 2/F, Xinhua Tiancheng Golden Street, Yongding District
    Address 2: Tianzi Road, Wulingyuan District
    Average price: 50 yuan
  • Xiangzhong Family Restaurant (湘众人家)
    Address 1: B 20, Xintiandi, Biaozhi Gate, Wulingyuan District
    Average price: 60 yuan
  • Mr. Hu Restaurant (胡师傅三下锅)
    Address: 897 Ziwu Road, Yongding District
    Average price: 40 yuan

Touring Zhangjiajie with Us

Travel with us and your guide will help you to order dishes.Travel with us and your guide will help you to order dishes.

Food-wise, and for many other reasons in Zhangjiajie, it is better to travel with a local travel guide, who can recommend restaurants and order dishes according to your requirements.

Please feel free to contact us if you need any assistance with your Zhangjiajie tour.

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