Zhejiang Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism
Nanhu Boat
Name in Chinese :南湖船菜大酒店
Telephone:+86 573 82533777
Address:New Ferry Parking Lot, Nanhu District, Jiaxing 361012, China


Boat Meals, cooked on the boat, is quite a delicacy to have while travelling on the water. It is a perfect combination of tourism and gourmet, which made boat meals particularly popular in Jiangnan water township like Wuxi, Suzhou, Jiaxing and so on. Originated from Jiangnan and improved for generations by those dedicated boatwomen, Boat Meals have not only become one of the largest Chinese cuisines, but the only one standing out in the cooking history of Jiaxing.

Unlike Shanghai cuisines and Hangzhou cuisines, Jiaxing cuisine is a distinguishing type called Hebang cuisine. Of various Hebang meals, Boat Meals are the most well-known one. In order to create the best and authentic Jiaxing meals, ancient chiefs must use the most fresh vegetables, wild fish, shrimps, chickens, ducks, etc. 

Anyone who takes a trip in Jiaxing would be taken care of especially on the boat. A wide range of yummy snacks are provided for travellers, such as Nanhu water chestnut, melon seeds, candied fruit, dumplings, pork dumplings, steamed buns, etc. It will be a nice trip on the boat having Jiangnan snacks and listening boatwomen beautifully singing.

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