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The local cuisine in Xuzhou is a blend of many of the flavours of northern and southern China, as a result of the location of Xuzhou. It is known for a number of dishes, including those below, and various dog meat dishes.
List of notable dishes
|English||Traditional Chinese||Simplified Chinese||Pinyin||Notes|
|Xuzhou-style popiah||烙饃||烙馍||lào mó||A food likes burrito in some way, in Xuzhou dialect sounds like luǒ mó|
|Wok braised chicken||地鍋雞||地锅鸡||dì guō jī|
|Strung pork belly||把子肉||把子肉||bǎ zǐ ròu|
|Diced meat with vegetables||千刀肉||千刀肉||qiān dāo ròu|
|Stuffed fresh fish with square mutton||羊方藏魚||羊方藏鱼||yáng fāng cáng yú|
|Stewed dog meat with soft-shelled turtle||黿汁狗肉||鼋汁狗肉||yuán zhī gǒu ròu||The Asian giant soft-shell turtle, namely "鼋" in Chinese, used to serve as the ingredient,
has been replaced by common soft-shell turtles as the former became endangered in modern era, but the Chinese name of the dish still retains the character "鼋"
|Xuzhou-style spicy soup||辣湯||辣汤||là tāng||Different from Henan's, its main ingredients are chicken, pig bone, swamp eel, gluten, pepper, spring onion and ginger|
|Sha soup||𮨻湯||𬲱汤||shá tāng|
|Soup of assorted ingredients||燒雜拌||烧杂拌||shāo zá bàn||Usually only be treated in local banquet|
|Tadpole-like liangfen||瓦魚（~兒）||瓦鱼（~儿）||wǎ yú （~ér）||Be made from the starch jelly. Its name nearly was written as "蛙鱼" nowadays, namely the frog in Chinese|