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Where to Eat around The Westin Tianjin

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Tianjin is one of China’s largest cities, but is oft overlooked in the shadow of its big-time neighbor, Beijing. Despite its modern landscape, the city prides itself on its thousands of years of history, with rich cultural traditions in the arts, food, and theatre.
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Locals love coming to Shaguo Li for the succulent spare ribs. Doused in a sweet barbecue sauce and cooked until pull-apart tender, this dish is addictive. The small portion is more than enough for two people to share. The restaurant's name,...
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149 Changchun Rd, HengLong GuangChang, Heping Qu, China, 300041
One of Tianjin's most famous snacks is the fried dough twist, or mahua. It's not the healthiest of snacks—it has been deep-fried in peanut oil—but is definitely worth a try. Traditionally, mahua is made with ingredients such as flour, sesame,...
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If you're a fan of Chinese dumplings, you're going to have to visit 100 Dumpling Restaurant. Here the dumplings come in all flavors and colors: green, red, soupy, lamp, tomato, crab, and more (ninety-four more, to be precise). The dumplings are...
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Liaoning Rd, Jin Jie, Heping Qu, Tianjin Shi, China, 300041
It's called the Snack Street. If that's not a good enough reason to check a place out, I don't know what is. Mahua, erduoyan, and youtiao—all varieties of fried dough—are insanely popular in Tianjin. But it's hard to beat jianbing (煎饼), which...
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209 Nanjing Rd, Heping Qu, Tianjin Shi, China, 300020
Hot pot is popular nearly everywhere China, and Tianjin is no exception. Hai Di Lao, a local chain, offers a couple of fun experiences that set it apart. First, you'll get your shoes shined while you wait for a table. Second, the hot pot is spicy...
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155 Weijin Rd, Heping Qu, Tianjin Shi, China, 300070
Follow is an appropriate name for this shape-shifting spot, as what exactly it is adjusts to meet the needs of the particular day and time. By day, the place attracts busy office workers for mellow, affordable lunchtime meals. At night, it...
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Nanshi Food Street, Heping, Tianjin, China, 300100
Wander into the mall-like Nanshi Food Street complex, and you'll be surrounded by restaurants and stalls packed with inexpensive food choices. While there are plenty of sit-down options, where you can sample cuisines from all over China, you can...
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Chifeng Rd, Jin Jie, Heping Qu, Tianjin Shi, China, 300041
If you're looking for the most famous food in Tianjin, look no further than Goubuli. The restaurant is now a global sensation, with locations around China and the world, but it got its start here in the late 1880s. The dish itself is familiar: a...
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Tianjin Ancient Cultural Street, opened in 1986, is one of the city's main tourist attractions. Located on the site of the city's original port district, it's a look back at the city's historic importance. During the Qing dynasty, Tianjin was one...
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283 Hebei Rd, Heping Qu, Tianjin Shi, China
If you're like me, you've visited plenty of cultural museums with fully furnished dining rooms or living rooms on display. Unfortunately, they're always neatly blocked off by cords and guards; no sitting down for a sense of what it might be like...
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284 Shanxi Rd, Heping Qu, Tianjin Shi, China
With its proximity to Beijing, Tianjin has a fair claim to what is commonly known as Beijing Duck. Certainly that style of cooking is authentic to Tianjin, and this restaurant does it nicely. Just a few feet from the Westin in Tianjin, Dengyinglou...
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Heping, China
Erduoyan is named after a famous Tianjin street food: ear hole-like fried rice cakes. They're like rice-flour doughnuts that are filled with small red beans and white granulated sugar and then deep-fried in sesame oil. Erduoyan serves beautiful,...
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Heping, Tianjin, China
I wish I knew the story behind the name of this little restaurant. In addition to the amusing moniker, Big Beard Seafood Barbeque is a mighty fine place to try fresh seafood and other small Chinese dishes at. I recommend the small, flavorful...
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Pedestrian St, Hebei Qu, Tianjin Shi, China, 300020
Tianjin's Italian Town was originally the Italian Concession, established in 1902 for Italian merchants and traders who were staying in the city. In 2005 the area was rebuilt as a tourist attraction. It's a trendy part of town where celebrities...