For breakfast in China, there are different styles in different cities. What are traditional, popular and famous Chinese breakfast foods which will be found on streets every morning？
You can find freshly blended or boiled soy milk at most breakfast stalls, which serve it sweet or savory.
deep-fried dough sticks
Youtiao are long, brown, deep-fried sticks of dough, which are usually eaten together with soy milk or rice congee. Some foreigners think it is strange to have such an oily breakfast in the morning.
In the North, people like to eat savory douhua with soy sauce or salt. However, in the South, people prefer the sweet version with sugar.
steamed stuffed buns
Chinese eat baozi at any meal, especially in North. Baozi can be filled with various meat and vegetables, both savory and sweet.
xiǎo lónɡ bāo
small basket buns
Shanghai-style xiaolongbao originated in Nanxiang, a suburb of Shanghai . Most foreigners are familiar with Din Tai Fung, which is a restaurant originating in Taiwan, specialising in xiaolongbao
jiān bǐnɡ ɡuǒ zi
It began as the most famous snack in Tianjin. Now it has spreaded to many cities in China.
dà mǐ zhōu
It began in Cantonese-speaking Southern China as a snack to be eaten during the tea time. There is a large selection of tasty choices.
Wontons are a traditional Chinese breakfast food which are made of wonton wrappers and fillings, similar to “jiaozi”. But the wrapper is square instead of round.
zongzi is made of sweet glutinous rice, wrapped in bamboo leaves and steamed. Fillings flavors of zongzi vary by region. Usually it is red bean past or chestnut in the north and egg York, fatty pork in the South.
Rice noodles are more often eaten in the South. Guilin rice noodles is a very famous and popular cheap meal all over the China now. people eat it not only as breakfast, but also lunch or dinner.