Baotou shumai and chatang were among the 200 most popular local snacks in China, according to alist co-released by the China Tourism Association and China Tourist Hotels Association.
Shumai, also known as Shaomai, is a kind of traditional Chinese dumpling, which originated from Inner Mongolia autonomous region in the later years of the Ming Dynasty(1368-1644). Shumai has since been introduced to all provinces and regions inChina.
Different from shaomai in other regions of China that contain pork mince, Baotou shaomai mainly consists of chopped or minced mutton, scallion and ginger.
Baotou shumai has a thin wrapper made from unleavened dough. The filling mainly consists of chopped or minced mutton, scallion and ginger. [Photo/Baotou Daily]
Chatang is a local delicacy usually sold on the street. Chatang, developed during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), was introduced to Baotou from Beijing and Tianjin in North China. Though named chatang, literally “tea soup”, there is neither any tea nor any soup in this dish. It is seasonal flour mush, made from sorghum and millet flour.
Chatang is a local delicacy usually sold in the street. [Photo/baotounews.com.cn]