Zhiweiguan Restaurant is a local brand known to all old-timers of Hangzhou. It opened business in 1913, starting with a wonton stall. The owner put up an advertising post reading “To know (zhi) its taste (wei), just take a look (guan) at the ingredients of my choice”, and business soon flourished. Hence the name of the restaurant – Zhiweiguan. In the century that followed, Zhiweiguan remained an outstanding representative of Hangzhou snacks and specialties.
Among the best-known snacks are wonton soup, small steamed pastries (Xiao Long Bao), “cat’s ear” noodles, steamed buns filled with pork shrimp and eggs (San Xian Shao Mai), silver thread rolls (Yin Si Juan), and so on.
Snacks: Xiao Long Bao (left) and San Xian Shao Mai (right)
Snack: "Cat's Ear"
shrimp meat fried with Dragon Well Tea leaves (Long Jing Xia Ren)
Dongpo pork (Dong Po Rou)
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