Don’t you just miss the flavor that you grew up with? Yes, you can still find it somewhere, but nothing tastes exactly like before anymore, does it? If you are an old Hangzhouvian, I’m sure you won’t feel strange with dishes like Sour and Sweet Pork (糖醋里脊), Stir-Fried Shrimps (油爆虾), Vegetarian Chicken Braised in Soy Sauce (红烧素鸡), Steamed Minced Pork with Dried Fish (肉饼蒸鲞), Drunken Crab (咸呛蟹), Sautéed Duck (卤鸭), Eight Treasures in Soy Sauce (八宝酱丁), Deep Fried Tofu Skin (干炸响铃), Fried Shrimps with Longjing Tea (龙井虾仁), or Hangzhou Smoked Fish (杭州熏鱼).
In this classic Hangzhou restaurant you will have the chance to try them all. Hangzhou Restaurant was founded in 1921, it used to be called Gao Changxing Restaurant, changed the Hangzhou Restaurant in 1951, the classic Hangzhou dishes, such like Begger's Chicken 叫花童鸡, Deep Fried Tofu Skin 干炸响铃, West Lake Vinegar FIsh 西湖醋鱼, Braised Ham in Honey Sauce 蜜汁火方 were all made here from the very begining, and still be loved by many diners.