Every morning, bathing in the first sunshine of the East, the fishermen are loaded with diverse seafood from the sea. As the easternmost city in the Shandong Peninsula, Rongcheng is surrounded by the sea on three sides. The coastline is nearly 500 kilometers and the sea area is about 3,000 square kilometers. There are 10 major bays and 115 islands around Rongcheng, and the marine resources are very rich.
Here is the special marine food cooked with special seafood from Roncheng.
1.PEARL FISH BALL---- SHI DAO HOTEL
The fish meat is chopped and repeatedly stirred and kneaded into a fish ball shape, then cooked in chicken soup. The fish balls are very chewy and have the delicious taste of chicken soup.
2.FISH STEW WITH PONE---- LUOFENGGANG WHARF
This is the representative food of Rongcheng: Stewing the fresh fish with special Chinese sauce to make the fish soft and tender, put the pone into the soup, this combination will challenge your taste limit.
3.ABALONE WITH KELP SOUP---- HOAXING HOTEL
Rongcheng is known as the “hometown of Chinese kelp”. The annual kelp production accounts for about 50% of the country's total output; Rongcheng abalone is also one of the best abalones in China. Stew the kelp and abalone together to make the soup thick and nutritious.
4.STEAMED SEAFOOD PLATTER
In Rongcheng, steaming is the perfect cooking method for seafood, which can show the freshness of seafood and preserve nutrition. Steamed seafood does not contain any seasonings, with a special sauce to enjoy the original flavor of Rongcheng.
September-November is the best season to eat crabs, and the best match with steamed crabs is ginger vinegar.
6. JIAOZI STUFFED WITH MACKEREL（CHINESE MACKERD DUMPLINGS ）
The only thing you must do to Rongcheng is to eat a mackerel dumpling, and it must be made on the spot. The freshly caught mackerel is more delicious and maintains more nutrients, making the dumplings popular with tourists. At the same time, dumplings contain the meaning of blessing.
7.SEA CUCUMBER SOUP---- SHIDAO HOTEL
Add the unique Sea cucumber of Rongcheng into the chicken soup and cook it. The soup will have a strong white color and delicious taste.
8. COLD KELP NOODLE---- YOUYI HOTEL
The dark green noodles made from Rongcheng kelp are cooked and seasoned, which is one of the best snacks in summer.
9. JIAODONG HUABOBO---- CHISHAN HOTEL, SHIDAO Hotel
Huabobo is popular in the Jiaodong area of Shandong Province, it has more than 300 years’ history and is a intangible cultural heritage. Handmade with flour, Huabobo can not only be eaten, but also can be used as a gift to friends and family members. It can also be customized to a special shape to express a good blessing.
10. SPECIAL EGG BALL---- SHIDAO HOTEL
Egg balls are balls of about 2 cm in diameter, which are fried with eggs, flour and cooked white meat.
Every year from May to November, all the barbecue restaurant in Rongcheng are very lively and crowded. Eating seafood and drinking beer in the summer has become a new fashion for Rongcheng. A variety of seafood with a strong roasting flavor, or crispy, or chewy, or soft, or spicy, with a local brewed beer, come and enjoy this perfect summer!
1. Grilled shrimp
2. Grilled halfbeak
3. Spicy snail
4. Grilled Mantis Shrimp
5. Grilled saury
6. Garlic Scallops & Vermicelli
7. broiled cuttlefish
8. Spicy crayfish
9. Broiled river eel
10. wine preserved crab
11. Garlic oysters
12. Grilled Squid