Datong dishes are featured in using a lot soy sauce, which is typical in the northern Shanxi province. Although Datong dishes do not belong to any regional cuisine, they provide excellent and exceptional taste with the advantages of every regional cuisine.
Guangling Dried Bean Curd
Guangling dried bean curd is the best cold dish before the main banquet begins, featuring in softness, fragrance and spicy taste.
Yellow Rice Cake
Yellow rice cake is a home-made food as well as a very important snack in Datong that is cooked every day because it is soft, chewy and fragrant.
Buckwheat Flour Dough
There are many means to cook buckwheat flour dough, you can cook it with mutton, and mushroom beancurd soup or make a cold dish out of it with eggplant and cucumber. It is seductive for its unique taste and fragrance.
Hot pot in Datong is as famous as that of Sichuan and it serves fresh dishes. Put the thin slices of mutton in boiling water and turn the meat a few times then be ready to enjoy by dipping the meat with a mixture of sesame paste, chill oil, sesame oil and coriander. If you are bored with meat, cabbage potato noodle is an optional choice. The odor of the delicacy may be a trigger for your appetite.