Located on the north-eastern side of China, Dalian is famous for its seafood selections such as fish, shrimp, sea cucumber, abalone, sea bream, and sea conch. The cuisine and dishes served at restaurants in Dalian are influenced by its location, with seafood dishes still forming a part of most menus. Chinese and Cantonese cuisine is king in Dalian and popular dishes include Peking duck, filled wontons, Mongolian hotpot, spicy soups and freshwater fish. However, fast-food restaurant familiar to westerners are dotted around the city, including burger chains, pizza outlets and fried chicken chains, while some eateries also offer European-style menus, serving French and Italian dishes.
Gutted prawns stir-fried with ginger, spring onion and spice, and then stewed on a low heat. The finished prawn should have a bright appearance, like a red flower. It tastes fresh and tender.
Steamed Sea Bream
This is a very famous Shandong cuisine. Sea Breams are steamed with ginger, spring onion, mushroom, ham pieces and bamboo shoots for fifteen minutes. It is a favorite dish served with wine.
Fresh scallops are steamed with lima beans, shallots, wine and sauces - preserving the original taste of the seafood. When cooked they are served on tender egg white pieces with vegetables and diced carrot to present a pleasing appearance. It tastes light and fresh.
Lantern-shaped Steamed Abalone
Shelled abalones are elaborately cut into the shape of lanterns and steamed with the seasonings of shallot, gingers and salt for seven minutes. The finished dish should keep the fresh flavor of abalone. It is usually served with simmering shellfish soup.
Long Hai Fish Bay
Address: U. Mens B Section No. 21 Tongtai Street
Ri Hang Hote
Comment: Foods from South and East Asia
Address: No. 1 to 23, Yangtze River Road, Zhangshan District
Dalian Swiss Hotel
Comment: Mediterranean cooking and tasting on the 8th floor restaurant
Address: Located in the center of Dalian city. It is a 5 minutes’ walk from Dalian railway station and 20 minutes ride from Dalian airport
Bohai Grand hotel
Comment: Foods from Sichuan, Shandong, and Guangdong areas
Address: No. 5, Jiefang Street, Zhongshan District, Dalian city
Hua Hua Japanese restaurant
Address: NO. 69, Gao Erji Road, Xigang District
Dalian New Oriental restaurant
Address: NO. 3 Gangwan Square