Datong is food paradise. Located between inner and outer Great Wall, Datong has been inhabited by northern nomadic nationalities and Han Nationality since ancient times thus creating multi cultural with integration of different nationalities. This multi cultural also make Datong cuisine incorporating various cuisine of diversity. Datong is used to be the frontline between Han Chinese and northern nomadic nationalities, thus local culinary art is good at roast, braise and stew. The taste of dish is strong, greasy and salty. You will find food from north and south China, also Datong locality food, such as haggis soup, potato cold noodle, fried yellow millet cake and knife-cut noodle. The types of restaurant in Datong are various, such as Chinese food, western food, hot pot, locality, barbecue etc. where in service of Cantonese, Shichuan, Hunan, Shandong, Anhui, and northwest China food.
Chinese Edited and English Translated by Datong Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office
English Revised By Adrian Frost (UK)