Here we are in Northwest China,
Gansu Province open arms to the world,
Are you ready to go? 有人说，甘肃是被美景耽误了的美食天堂，受风土、人情、地域、文化影响，甘肃美食就像甘肃人一样醇厚、自然、热情、豪爽。“家乡的味道”永远是中国人走遍千山万水后不能忘却的独特味道。 Someone said that Gansu is a place well-known for its stunning scenery but underrated when it comes about its fabulous food. Gansu people are profound, simple and friendly due to the local geography and culture. Hence the food they cooked is absolutely extraordinary. A taste of hometown, Gansu cuisine remains unique for Chinese even if they travel around the world.
The historic town of Longxi is situated in the middle part of Gansu Province, on the west side of Longshan Mountain, from which it’s named by. Longxi boasts time-honored history, enchanting cultural heritage and traditional cuisine. One of the best-selling foods is Longxi bacon, savored by Northwest people both young and old. It is fatty but not greasy, neither chewy nor salty, and with a long aftertaste. 无论是风味美食还是特色小吃，城市烟火气息在清晨、在日暮，在每个温暖的瞬间，时时上演着…华灯初上，夜幕降临，约三五好友，欢坐一堂，用跳动的味蕾找寻街巷里千滋百味的陇原食韵。正所谓“最食人间烟火色，且以美食慰风尘”… Both the common dishes and special snacks are enjoyed by people in every moment of day or night and they enrich the city atmosphere. In the evening, browsing the local restaurants, you can enjoy a delicious but affordable dinner with your friends, or you can have a great time together enjoying the delightful street food. As the saying goes, a nice meal will comfort and refresh the adventurous traveler, so let’s eat from the delicious local food to strengthen our mind and body.
甘肃面食种类丰富，以“兰州牛肉面”最为出名。敦煌驴肉黄面、武威三套车、临洮热凉面、天水浆水面、张掖搓鱼子、陇东臊子面等地方特色面食都深受大众喜爱。 Gansu has hundreds of different types of noodles, but the best known is the famous Lanzhou beef noodle. In addition, donkey meat noodle in Dunhuang, tea plus noodle and pork in Wuwei, cold noodle in Lintao, noodle soup in Tianshui, noodle platter in Zhangye, and Longdong noodle soups are very popular.
东乡手抓羊肉、黄焖羊肉、烤全羊、羊杂、敦煌牛羊肉合汁、羊肉垫卷子 Several delicious dishes in Gansu are made with sheep or lamb meat, like the Dongxian boiled lamb chop, the braised lamb, the grilled whole sheep, the haggis soup, the Dunhuang beef and lamb soup, or the braised lamb with noodles. 甘肃美食海纳百川，以穆斯林风味最为特色。甘肃人善烹牛羊肉，常以煮、烤、炖、蒸为主，加以秘制配料和调味品，色美肉香、肥而不腻，倍让食客垂涎。 Gansu food culture is truly inclusive. The Halal food, for example, is special and requires a rich expertise in boiling, roasting, braising and steaming beef and lamb with secret ingredients. The Halal dishes from Gansu look amazingly beautiful, smell insanely delicious, and make mouth full of water.
甘肃必吃特色小吃：酿皮、甜醅、灰豆、热冬果、油炒粉、牛奶鸡蛋醪糟、烤羊肉、兰州软儿梨、糖油糕。 When it comes about snacks in Gansu, the must try are: cold skin noodles, sweet fermented grain soup, black bean soup, hot pear soup, stir fried bean starch noodles, mixed cream egg soup, lamb kebab, freezing pears and fried cake.
As Gansu has a vast land, covering various climate and environmental areas, in the province are produced high quality vegetables and fruits but also gourmet food, such as eight treasure tea, Lanzhou lily, Kushui dried rose, Dunhuang apricot, Guazhou honeydew melon, Wudu pepper, Gangu chili, Kangxian fungus and lot more. Gansu is also famous for its medical herbs, among them four varieties being widely recognized for their healthcare effectiveness: astragalus membranaceus grown in Longxi, Dangshen in Weiyuan, Chinses angelica in Minxian and cynomoriumsongaricum in Jiuquan.
Best food markets in Gansu:Zhengning Road Night MarketAdd: Zhengning Road 307, Chengguan District, Lanzhou City, GansuLanzhou Nanguan Ethnic Food MarketAdd: Jiuquan Road 208, Chengguan District, Lanzhou City, GansuDunhuang Shazhou Nightly MarketAdd: Yangguan Middle Road, Dunhuang City, GansuJiayuguyan Datang Food MarketAdd: Yingbing East Road 1365, Jiayuguan City, GansuZhangye Ganzhou Night MarketAdd: North Road 50, Ganzhou District, Zhangye City, GansuPingliang Southgate Night MarketAdd: Southgate Cross Road, Kongtong District, Pingliang City, GansuTianshui Fuxi Gongfang Food MarketAdd: Jia Riverbank Town, Xihe North Road, Qinzhou District, Tianshui City, Gansu