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Pine Nut and Date Cake

As a famous traditional snack in Suzhou, the pine nut and date cake are made from sugar, eggs, food oil and wheat powder.

Suzhou Confections

Suzhou is located near Taihu Lake, so it is teeming with plums, apricots, loquats, waxberries, peaches and golden oranges.

Bittern bean curd

Bittern bean curd is a famous specialty in Suzhou. It has a red color and unique taste. It can be eaten as a confection or bittern dish.

Classic Cuisine

Suzhou is a paradise for gourmets, with hundreds of years of culinary experimentation. Suzhou cuisine is light in taste and sweeter than neighboring Yangzhou’s Huaiyang Cuisine.

Biluochun Tea

Suzhou's Biluochun Tea is one of the ten most famous teas in China . It is locally known as "Fearful Incense" due to the strong aroma of the brew!

Squirrel-shaped Mandarin Fish

Tradition has it that once stopping at the Crane House during his south Yangtze tour, Emperor Qian Long saw a carp frisking on the holy table and ordered it cooked for him. The chef, knowing it was the emperor ' s order, spared no effort in flavoring and seasoning. In order to be exempted from the sin of killing the “holy fish”, he made the carp into the shape of a squirrel with its head and tail soaring high.Thus the Squirrel-shaped Mandarin Fish is complete in color, smell, flavour and sound, and it is to arouse the appetite of whoever sees it.

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