Foodie Flashcards: Hot and Sour Potatoes

Hungry to improve your Chinese vocabulary, but don’t know where to dig in? Welcome to our weekly Foodie Flashcard series. Follow along, study these morsels of knowledge, then dig in at your local restaurant to fully digest the information.

How to say ‘hot and sour stir-fried potatoes’ in Mandarin Chinese

Chinese stir-fried potatoes

What is it?

For those who are unsure about intense spices, tǔ dòu sī, is a great first step into the flavors of northern China. This simple and delicious dish consists of thinly sliced potatoes (tǔ dòu, literally “earth bean”) and bell peppers stir-fried hot and fast with chilies in oil then finished with vinegar, giving it a mild sour and slightly spicy flavor. Tǔ dòu sī is very common, and you might even find a version wrapped in pastry from a local street vendor to enjoy on the go.

Where to find tǔ dòu sī in Shanghai:
Yu Li Hunan Restaurant 御鲤湘
1135 Beijing West Road (the intersection of Shaanxi North Road and Beijing West Road)
Metro: Line 2/12/13 – West Nanjing Rd.

Where to find tǔ dòu sī in Beijing:
Zhang Mama
76 Jiaodaokou South Street, near Daxing Hutong
交道口南大街76号 近大兴胡同
+86 18811195778
Metro: Line 5 – Beixinqiao


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