Jiangsu Cuisine

Jiangnan refers to the region just south of the lower reaches of China's legendary Yangtze River. It includes the northern parts of Jiangxi and Zhejiang provinces and the southern parts of Anhui and Jiangsu provinces. Important cities include Changzhou, Nanjing, Ningbo, Shanghai, Shaoxing, and Wuxi – as well as the legendary twin cities of Suzhou …

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Zhejiang Cuisine

If Suzhou is known for classical gardens, canals, fine silks, and beautiful women, Hangzhou has a different set of attributes. With West Lake at its heart, it is surrounded by mountains on three sides, embodying the very essence of a traditional Chinese landscape painting. Pagodas and temples dot the landscape. Marco Polo was so enchanted …

Fujian Cuisine

After successfully locating restaurants serving seven of China's Eight Great Cuisines, I hit a roadblock. There didn't seem to be any restaurants in Shenzhen serving dishes from the province of Fujian. I managed to track down a few dimly lit fast food shops, but none looked very appealing. I didn't really want to try any …