Another one of Qingdao's great seafood traditions is the always tender and delicious roast squid.
Steamed Hongdao oyster is cooked with oysters from Hongdao Island above a strong fire to keep its original taste and flavour.
Even though Qingdao is a seafood city, braised pig's feet (流亭猪蹄) are still quite a popular snack with the locals (and adventurous expats).
Mackerel is a part of the daily food culture of Qingdao, and there are several ways to prepare it.
Seafood noodles (海鲜卤面) is a great home-style dish.
Qingdao summers can be really hot, which is not so great for the appetite.
Jingjiu pork rib rice is very famous in Qingdao. The manager of the popular chain restaurant is Wang Jingjiu, so the name of the restaurant is called Jingjiu.
Potstickers (Qingdao guotie) is a popular cuisine in Qingdao. It has a history of more than 40 years.
A dish that can be found on every menu in Qingdao is gala.
One of Qingdao’s most famous dishes, sea cucumbers with minced meat uses sea cucumbers caught in the Yellow Sea off the coast of Qingdao.