Hangzhou Cuisine is also known as Hangbang Cuisine. Hangbang Cuisine is a representative of ZheJiang Cuisine, which is one of the eight cuisines in China. It derives from the traditional ways of cooking in Zhejiang Province, which is located south of Shanghai and centered on Hangzhou, a historical Chinese capital.
Hangbang Cuisine prefers stir-fried dishes, soups and seafood and are said to include bamboo shoots in half of their dishes. Sweet and sour is a typical Shanghai taste. Eating meat with meals was considered a luxury, as the typical meal consisted of vegetables, beans, and rice.
Lunch special served with white or brown rice, plus hot sour soup or egg drop soup.