Popular salty Jinan dishes
Here are some popular salty Jinan dishes that are favourites in the city.
1. Jinan suguo
Suguo is a popular dish in Jinan and also a traditional dish for Spring
Festival celebrations. The dish is braised with elbow bone, pork belly, chicken,
fish, lotus root, kelp, tofu, and Chinese cabbage as raw materials.
Recommended shops: Li's Suguo, Meifeijiujia
2. Spiced Spanish mackerel fish
Spiced Spanish mackerel fish is a popular dish in Jinan and is an example of
Shandong cuisine. The dish is red in color, with a tender, yet spicy taste.
Recommended shops: Luweizhai, Laopaifang
3. Jinan fermented black bean
Fermented black bean is a traditional fermented bean product seasoning. Using
black beans or soybeans as the main raw material, fermented black beans are made
by using mucor, aspergillus or bacterial protease to decompose soybean
Recommended shop: Yu's Fermented Black Bean
4. Braised fish wrapped in lotus leaves
Braised fish wrapped in lotus leaves is a traditional Shandong dish. It was
named by Emperor Qianlong (1711-99) in the Qing dynasty (1644-1911) when he
visited Daming Lake.
Recommended shops: Quancheng Snack Vendor, Jinanxiaoguan
5. Yuhuangmiao tofu skin
Yuhuangmiao tofu skin is one of the traditional specialties of Shanghe county
in Jinan. It has been passed down by the people of Yuhuangmiao town for
thousands of years. The tofu skin is as thin as paper and tastes delicious.
Recommended shop: Erni Tofu Shop in Xusi village, Yuhuangmiao town