Travel with Riley: 2 Days Leshan Finger licking Foodie Tour

Speak of Leshan, is Leshan Giant Buddha the only thing you can think of? Actually Leshan is a real paradise for foodies.

Transportation: Chengdu-Leshan 1 hour by high-speed train, 2 hours by car. You can choose either way you like.

Accommodation: If you are planning on a foodie tour, then hotels near Zhaogong Bridge (赵公桥) would great choices.

Well, let's get to the point --the food!

See what I had in my 2-day foodie tour, only a small part of it by the way, lol.

It's one of the most famous delicacies in Leshan, Sweet and crispy outside, tender inside.

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Leshan Food Tour

-Leshan Sweet Skin Duck (乐山甜皮鸭)-

If you are looking for something lighter, then you can choose the doufunao or tofu jelly. As its name suggests, it's a platter of soft jelly-like tofu cut into small square-shaped bites.

The tofu jelly, though, is not just plain tofu. To give it some flavor, meat such as chicken or minced beef are added. They are served with sesame oils, garlic, and peanuts. If you have a sweet tooth, you can even add sugar in it.

Leshan Food Tour

-Toufu Jelly-

Qiaojiao Beff is a kind of soup has beef meet and offals in it. According to an ancient Chinese story, it was believed that the people of Leshan suffered from a terrible cough and cold, and a doctor came up with a soup to cure them. It has become one of the most representative foods in Leshan.

Leshan Food Tour

-Qiaojiao Beef-

It's a famous traditional snack in Sichuan, palm-sized, first cooked since the Qing Dynasty. Mixed eggs and fermented flour with the proper amount of brown sugar, and fry them in a small pan, with fillings added in, such as different jams, meat floss, potato shreds, sour cowpea, etc. It smells nice, crisp outside moist and fluffy inside.

Leshan Food Tour

-Pancake-

Above 2 pictures are both Ye'er Ba but in different shape and flavors.

It is composed of glutinous (sticky) rice that is stuffed with meats, chicken, sesame and or vegetables. They are then shaped into balls, or elongated shapes then placed on top of the lotus leaf. Besides the lotus, plantain and bamboo leaves can also be utilized. I love the sesame filling, it's sweet and chewy!

Leshan Food Tour

-Ye'er Ba-

Bobo means the pottery Pot and Ji means chicken. Therefore, Boboji is literally the cooked chicken in a pottery pot, but people actually put kinds of ingredients into the cold spicy chilli sauce, like potatoe, fresh lotus root, tofu etc.

Leshan Food Tour

-Boboji/Cold Pot with Skewers-

The tofu is named after Xiba Town, As early as the Ming dynasty, Xiba town have the custom of eating tofu. In Xiba, tofu can be made to kinds of dishes, some of them look and taste nothing like tofu.

Leshan Food Tour

-Xiba Tofu-

It's a very popular and common dessert in Summer. To give variety and flavor, people always add roasted peanuts, raisins, sesame and fresh fruit in it, tastes icy and sweet.

There are also many other snacks I can't even name them, like some fried cakes, chicken feet etc.

Leshan Food Tour

-Ice Cold Jelly-

It's a very popular and common dessert in Summer. To give variety and flavor, people always add roasted peanuts, raisins, sesame and fresh fruit in it, tastes icy and sweet.

There are also many other snacks I can't even name them, like some fried cakes, chicken feet etc.

Leshan Food Tour

Other Snacks can be found in Leshan

Recommended Food Street

Zhanggong Bridge food street (张公桥美食街) – located on the Zhanggong Bridge Street. It can be deemed as one of the most popular night market where most sorts of dainties can be found. Hotpot restaurants, teahouse, malatang, almost all snacks are available here. You can take No. 3, 6, 9 buses to reach the food street.

Jiaxing Road Food Street (嘉兴路美食街) – located on the Jiaxing Road, next to Leshan Square. It is a newly developed food street, where restaurants are here and there, most of which are offering special hotpots. You can take No. 3, 6, 7 buses to get here.

Jiadingfang Food Street (嘉定坊美食街) – located in the Leshan scenic area. Every year when it comes to the fifteenth day of lunar January, the street will see streams of people moving from one stall to another. In a large degree, it is a feast to the mouth! You can take No. 13 bus to reach the food street.

Recommended Restaurants:

JiaoSanJiao DofuNao Restaurant 搅三搅豆腐脑

Average Cost: CNY 20/pp • Opening Time: 08:00-20:00

Location: 57 dongdajie, Shizhong District, Leshan City, Sichuan Province 四川省乐山市市中区东大街57号

WeiXiao Boboji Restaurant 胃笑·开水鸡钵钵鸡店(市中总店)

Average Cost: CNY 50/pp • Opening Time: 09:00-21:00

Location: 28 Jiaxiang Road, Shizhong District, Leshan City, Sichuan Province (near Leshan Education College) 四川省乐山市市中区嘉祥路28号(近教育学院)

Zhao's Duck 赵鸭子

Average Cost: CNY 60/pp • Opening Time: 08:30-21:00

Location: No. 193, south section of Chunhua Road, Shizhong District, Leshan City, Sichuan Province 四川省乐山市市中区春华路南段193号

Que's Snack (Yulin) 阙记粑店(春华路店)

Average Cost: CNY 15/pp • Opening Time: 08:30-21:00

Location: #204, south section of Chunhua Road, Shizhong District, Leshan City, Sichuan Province 四川省乐山市市中区春华路南段204号

Here, my mouth is watering already! If time allows, you've got to spend one day or two in Leshan!


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Hi, I'm Riley. Are you interested in my 2 Days Leshan Finger licking Foodie Tour? Feel free to contact me, and I will be glad to tell you more stunning stories about the places I have visited. Or, if you want to customize a tour on your own, I'm always ready to help at any time. With my passion, knowledge and understanding of the essence of travel, I promise I will try my best to make the tour memorable and meaningful for you.

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