Eating in Tianshui
Famous Local Snack
There is one specialty that the Tianshui locals are fairly proud of: a yellowish pastry type substance made almost wholly of flour called Mianpi. These balls are simply made by mixing flour and water, forming the product into a thick pancake structure, and then boiling this. The flavors of these pieces are made by the addition of a variety of seasonings. The best place to sample Mianpi is in Jianchang, a local fair within the city center.