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Popular breakfast shops in Jinan

There is a great variety of breakfast snacks in Jinan, and for regulars, they are really hard to forget. Here are some recommended breakfast shops.

1. Qin's Baked Wheat Cake

Baked wheat cake [Photo by Shao Kai/WeChat account: jnslyj]

The baked wheat cake here is unique, and is covered with shiny oil. The cakes are crisp enough to crumble after each bite.

2. Taiwan Creamy and Crispy Fried Dough Twist

Taiwan creamy and crispy fried dough twists [Photo by Shao Kai/ WeChat account: jnslyj]

The Taiwan Creamy and Crispy Fried Dough Ttwist shop near the Hongjialou Cathedral is very popular among Jinan residents. The fried dough twists here are crisp and tender and have a milky flavor, and go well with a cup of milk or coffee.

3. Dapiyuan Zenggao

Zenggao in different flavors [Photo by Shao Kai/ WeChat account: jnslyj]

Zenggao, a rice cake made of sticky rice and Chinese jujubes, is a renowned snack in Shaanxi province. Residents can try the authentic zenggao at the Dapiyuan Zenggao shop in Jinan's Shizhong district.

It tastes sweet but not greasy and is perfect for breakfast. Snacks here are all made by hand without additives.

4. Zhang's Fried Bread Stick

Fried bread sticks and a bowl of Tianmo porridge  [Photo by Shao Kai/ WeChat account: jnslyj]

Zhang's Fried Bread Stick is a time-honored shop in Jinan. Early in the morning, diners stand in a long queue to buy the fried bread sticks. Tianmo porridge is also available at the shop. It is a type of salty porridge made with millet and a must-try Jinan breakfast. The mixture with thin sheets of bean curds, peanuts, and vegetables makes it even more unforgettable.

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