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Local Specials in Datong

Datong has a vast area and abundant resources. Traditionally it is called Fertile Land. Besides the coal mine, Datong also has the all-inclusive resources connected with life. The food of Datong is delicious and distinguishable from these in other areas.

Datong Copperware. Copperware in Datong has a long history and is famous in China. Historically, the proverb was: sacrifice to Buddha in Wutaishan Mountain and buy copperware in Datong. The copperware of Datong has 25 series, 235 kinds and 458 styles. The main copperwares are used for copper hot-pot, wine utensil, imperial dishware and copper boards. And also it is popular in Japan, Malaysia, Germany and areas of Hong Kong and Macau. In 1973, accompanying with President of France, Premier Zhou Enlai presented Datong Copper pot.

Datong Shaomai( Dish Name). Shaomai generally is the main cuisine of the feast and it is famous for its plum-like style after boiled. Eaters can see the meat stuffing through the thin cover.

Dongfangliang Millet. Such kind of little millet is produced in Guangling County. It is sweet and tasty and has the abundant nutrition. It is highly valued in north China. It is helpful for liver disease, heart disease and anemia.

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