The Songhelou was founded in the 22nd year of Qianlong in the Qing Dynasty, and best known for their braised duck noodles, eel and river shrimp — signature dishes of Jiangsu cuisine.
Renowned Tong De Xing specialises in noodles. The highly recommended “Fengzhen” meat noodles — a type of hand-pulled noodles served with pork is the signature dish – a rich broth with al dente cooked noodles served with melt-in-your-mouth slices of fatty pork was featured in the second season of "A Bite of China", and a must order when you visit.
Zhao Tianlu is a Suzhou eatery over a century old, and an institution known for its succulent meat dumplings, wrapped in glutinous rice skin and deep-fried till they are crispy and golden brown.
Ma Dongpei Shaomai is a Suzhou eatery that rose to internet fame. Opened for over 2 decades, the mushroom and minced meat siu mai and egg yolk siu mai are highly recommended. It’s an explosion of textures and flavours with the crispy yet chewy glutinous rice fried in sweet soy sauce — a beautiful marriage of sweet and savory.
These savory mooncakes are a specialty in Suzhou. The freshly baked mooncakes are made of flakey pastry crust, filled with meat and gravy.
Suzhou Central Plaza is a mixed-use complex located in the heart of the Western Central Business Disctrict (CBD) of Suzhou Industrial Park, with offices, hotels, retail and recreation facilities. One of the city’s largest mall, Suzhou Center Mall spans 300,000 sqm. Tenants include high-end luxury retail brands and Suzhou’s first CGV cinemas, Suzhou’s first Fanpekka children’s theme park as well as an Olympic-size ice rink, a gourmet supermarket and food court.
The Humble Administrator's Garden is a UNESCO heritage site and one of the most famous gardens in Suzhou.
Located in Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province, the Garden was built in the 8th year of Emperor Zhengde of the Ming Dynasty, and has a history of more than 500 years. Covering an area of about 78 acres, it is representative of classical Suzhou gardens.
With all the characteristics of a classical Suzhou Garden, The Humble Administrator’s Garden is dominated by water with reflections of the natural landscape consisting of trees, bamboo, flowers and rocks and garden corridors connect the pavilions and paths.
“Shiquan” Street is located Southeast of the old city of Suzhou, from Fengmen Road in the East and runs through to the West side at Sanyuanfang, covering a distance of about 2km. Enjoy a leisurely stroll in this street lined with different eateries, cafés and souvenir shops.
Shantang Street is located northwest of the ancient city of Suzhou, which runs from East to West; from Changmen to Huqiu, with a distance of about 3.6km. This narrow street located by the canal offers charming views of traditional Suzhou houses in this sleepy water town and one can watch the boats chugging through the canal waters.
The name of the eatery literally translates to “Mute pan-fried buns”, and this spot is a hit with locals. Freshly baked buns filled with minced pork and a rich savory gravy are pan-fried and topped with white sesame seeds. The bottom of the bun is golden brown and crispy, while the rest of the bun is light and fluffy. Dip it in some chili oil and vinegar to best enjoy it.