Hui cuisine with more than a hundred year's history is one of the Eight Major Cuisines of China. Hui, unlike other cuisines, features wild game. Cooking methods feature braising in soy sauce, stewing and steaming. Originating in Shexian County, Huangshan City, Hui Cuisine is strict about choosing materials, and making sure of freshness and tenderness.
Representative dishes in Hui Cuisine
Mandarin Fish (Chou Guiyu): This dish features the Mandarin fish from the Xin'an River. After salting, it is braised in soy sauce.
Steaming Shiji: Shiji is a kind of batrachia (frog or toad) living in mountain brooks. The shiji is cooked with a sauce of ham and fungi in the bamboo steamer. The taste is fresh, tender and refreshing.
Stewed Shi'er and Chicken: Shi'er is a kind of fungus steamed with chicken.
Shadi Mati Turtle: This dish with high nutritive value selects and uses big turtles sauced with ham, stewed in a terrine on a slow fire.
Huizhou Odorous Bean Curd: Odorous bean curd is a tough bean curd following fermenting, the surface of which is a layer of 'hair'. It is fried, braised in soy sauce, steamed and baked. Every style has its own features.
Recommended Restaurants for Hui Cuisine
Laojie Diyi Lou (The First Restaurant on the Ancient Street)
Featuring traditional Hui dishes, Laojie Diyi Lou is one of the most popular restaurants in Huangshan City. With moderate prices and elegant sanitary surroundings, Laojie Diyi Lou is always full of people. Reservations strongly suggested.
Average cost per person: CNY58
Address: No. 247, Tunxi Ancient Street, Huangshan City
Tunxi Huicai Guan (Tunxi Hui Dishes Restaurant)
Average cost per person: CNY47
Address: Huangshan West Road, Tunxi district, Huangshan City
Shilin Grand Hotel
Shilin Grand Hotel offers not only traditional Hui Cuisine, but also additional Hui dishes created by their excellent cooks. While developing Hui Dishes, Shilin Grand Hotel explored the Shilin Banquet. Any offering will add unique flavors to your Huangshan City tour.
Address: North Sea Sight Spot of Mt. Huangshan Scenic Spot
Piyun Hui Fu Cai (Piyun Hui-Cuisine Restaurant)
Piyun Hui Fu Cai provides very genuine Hui cuisine. Here, the recommended food includes Taibai Fish Head Soup, Five Spiced Donkey's Meat, Zhuangyuan Tofu in Casserole, Griddle-Cooked String Beans and Cucumber with Sauce. Especially, the mushroom soup is best worth trying.
Average cost per person: CNY100
Address: No.7-9 Binjiang Road East, Huangshan City
Hui Shang Gu Li (Anhui Merchants' Hometown)
Hui Shang Gu Li is decorated very grandly. It offers traditional Anhui food on sale. The dry bean curd, dry bamboo shoot, egg dumplings and salted preserved meat are quite tasty. The restaurant is located on the south side of the railway station and is about 64 kilometers from Mt. Huangshan Scenic Area.
Average cost per person: CNY115
Address: No.12 Xianrendong Road, Tunxi District, Huangshan