Hangzhou: the food did not disappoint
I was looking forward to the food in Hangzhou and sure was not disappointed. Over the two days we did not have a single meal that wasn’t tasty. But then again, we did not go too experimental as one could and you will see below.
Another night we had dinner at a newly opened BBQ restaurant. I asked whether it was Australian beef and was told “No, made in China”. It was very tasty.
One night we went to a restaurant called Grandma’s Kitchen, a popular chain serving local dishes as cooked by Grandma. While there was a long queue, I don’t know whether we got a foreigner bonus and but got a table without waiting. In general we saw very few Westerners, maybe less than a dozen in two days.
Unfortunately I forgot to take photos of the dishes as we were so hungry but I can say it was very good and fair prices (we paid €30 for three people). There are outlets all over town. We went to the one at Hangzhou Towers (杭州市体育场路538号).
In a shopping mall we stopped for some dessert at a restaurant specializing in mango desserts. Insanely sweet but not too bad.
Last but not least, here are some photos of food we did not try during our visit (and I doubt I will ever try):
and of course, the duck heads: