Not all the visitors come to Suzhou purely for its elegant classical Chinese gardens; some others including me are here to investigate the great variety of Suzhou food.

Suzhou cuisine is characterized by exquisite presentation and delicate flavors with subtle sweetness. Taking the famous Song Shu Gui Yu or Sushu Guyui (Sweet and Sour Mandarin Fish) as an example. The chef spends a long time to carve the fish body into a chrysanthemum-like pattern not only for the final presentation but also for the meat to absorb the flavor from the sauce easily and evenly. Suzhou people are known for their eating specific dishes according to the changing seasons, probably due to their plenty of produce, easy climate and rich gastronomic culture.

Suzhou specialty
Deyuelou Restaurant

43 Taijian Alley, Guanqian Street, Pingjiang District|0512-6523 8940

It is a famous and time-honored Chinese restaurant. It serves over 300 kinds of dishes all year round and special seasonal dishes. Special o...

Lao Dong Wu Restaurant

42 Ligongdi SIP|0512-6287 6668

Located on the scenic shore of Jinji Lake, Ligongdi Restaurant serves authentic Suzhou food at reasonable prices. Enjoy a leisurely stroll o...

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Other chinese
Chuan Xing Tian Xia

1F Building 6, Tianmu Street W.,Times Square, SIP|0512-6696 6236

The restaurant offers Sichuan-style cuisine, which is well-known for its spicy taste. Famous dishes include bass and bullfrog.

Chunlei Teahouse

118 Gong Alley, Guanqian Street, Pingjiang District|0512-6770 9915

It is a time-horned teahouse which was founded in 100 years ago. Visitors can have traditional snacks and enjoy wonderful ballad singing per...

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Foreign cuisine
Blue Marlin East Lake

Room 201, 102 Zhonghui Road, SIP|0512 6936 7770

A new rendezvous for Blue Marlin friends living on the east side of the Jinji Lake, renovated from the old site of Dream House.

Katong Restaurant

1F107-2F204,Shihui Neighborhood Center, Xinghai Street, SIP|0512-6761 4557

Authentic Singapore and Malaysian cuisine: Bak-Kut-Teh, Hainan Chicken Rice, Curry Crab, etc.

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