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Vocabulary of Chinese snacks

As an ancient country, China has formed its own culinary culture after thousands of years of history. Besides the tasty and nutritious cuisines, the Chinese snacks also deserve to be mentioned. Those time-tested snacks are both exquisite and tasty.

If you visit a Mandarin-speaking nation, this list of popular Chinese snacks might come in handy especially when you are ordering foods.
 
Chinese Pinyin English
冰糖葫芦 Bing1 tang2 hu2 lu Sugarcoated haws on a stick
芝麻球 Zhi1 ma2 qiu2 Glutinous rice sesame balls
长寿桃 Chang2 shou4 tao2 Longevity peaches
麻花 Ma2 hua1 Fried dough twist
豆干 Dou4 gan1 Dried tofu
臭豆腐 Chou4 dou4 fu Stinky tofu
春卷 Chun1 juan3 Spring rolls
地瓜冰 Di4 gua1 bing1 Sweet potato ice
八宝冰 Ba1 bao3 bing1 Eight treasures ice
花枝羹 Hua1 zhi1 geng1 Squid thick soup
豆花 Dou4 hua1 Tofu pudding
绿豆糕 Lü4 dou4 gao1 Bean paste cake
水晶饺 Shui3 jing1 jiao3 Pyramid dumplings
地瓜粥 Di4 gua1 zhou1 Sweet potato congee
乌龙面 Wu1 long2 mian4 Seafood noodles
炒米粉 Chao3 mi3 fen3 Fried rice noodles
驴打滚 Lü2 da3 gun3 Rolling donkey
蟹壳黄 Xie4 ke2 huang2 Crab shell cake
小笼包 Xiao3 long2 bao1 Steamed buns
排骨年糕 Pai2 gu3 nian2 gao1 Sparerib rice cake
葱油饼 Cong1 you2 bing3 Baked scallion pancake
生煎包 Sheng1 jian1 bao1 Pan-fried pork buns
担担面 Dan4 dan4 mian4 Dandan noodle with chili sauce
热干面 Re4 gan1 mian4 Hot and dry noodles
鸡丝卷 Ji1 si1 juan3 Chicken shreds roll
夫妻肺片 Fu1 qi1 fei4 pian4 Couple's sliced beef in chili sauce
卤牛肉 Lu3 niu2 rou4 Spiced beef
过桥米线 Guo4 qiao2 mi3 xian4 Cross-bridge rice noodles
竹筒饭 Zhu2 tong3 fan4 Bamboo rice
腊八粥 La4 ba1 zhou1 Laba porridge
粽子 Zong4 zi Rice dumplings
八宝饭 Ba1 bao3 fan4 Chinese rice pudding
栗子糕 Li4 zi gao1 Chestnut cake
烧卖 Shao1 mai4 Steamed pork dumplings
汤包 Tang1 bao1 Steamed dumpling filled with minced meat and gravy
烤羊肉串 Kao3 yang2 rou4 chuan4 Roasted mutton cubes on spit
拉面 La1 mian4 Hand-pulled noodles
肉夹馍 Rou4 jia1 mo2 Marinated meat in baked bun
煎饼果子 Jian1 bing3 guo3 zi Wok seared scallops
狗不理包子 Gou3 bu4 li3 bao1 zi Goubuli stuffed bun
豌豆黄 Wan1 dou4 huang2 Pea flour cake
艾窝窝 Ai4 wo1 wo Glutinous rice ball