It is said that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. If you see Hangzhou as a female, you will definitely head over heels for her! The local dishes here are noted for their elaborate preparation, sophisticated cooking and refreshing taste. There are a lot, but I'll just name a few. Just the ones I tried and found most sumptuous!
1. Dongpo Pork- named after a famous poet who was also appointed Governor of Hangzhou twice! At one time, the people were so happy, they presented him many gifts such as pigs and wine. Being humble of heart, Dongpo ordered his men to slaughter the pigs and cook them in the wine to give to the people. It turned out to be most tempting! In gratitude, the people favorably called it Dongpo pork! It is limp, soft and easily melted in the tongue. It was also quite cheap for such a large portion!