Jiujiang cuisine belongs to Gan cuisine and is famous for its crisp and tender texture and unique flavour. Thanks to its proximity to the Poyang Lake and Lushan, Jiujiang cuisine consists of several delicious fish dishes and unique snacks.
Steamed Shrimps with Lushan Yunwu tea soup: This dish is a Lushan specialty and uses Lushan Mountain cloud and mist tea to cook shrimp, making for a unique tasting dish!
Poyang Lake fish: This dish is made by braising the bream from Poyang Lake in soy sauce and is eaten with Chinese beans.
Jiujiang Tea Cookie: Tea cookies have been made in Jiujiang since the Song Dynasty (970-1279) and they have since become one of the four most famous cookies in Jiangxi Province. Made of tea seed oil, wheat powder, black sesame and osmanthus flowers using traditional methods, the cookies are small, crisp and sweet and a delicious snack!
Pan-fried Buns Stuffed with Beef and Carrot: These famous pan-fried buns are stuffed with beef and carrot and are crisp on the outside, with a soft and tasty filling.
Jiujiang also has restaurants that offer many other types of Chinese cuisine and a handful of
Western fast food places to help settle any cravings.
Jiujiang is home to several universities, meaning there are plenty of places to meet other foreigners or Chinese people of a similar age.
Though not as developed as the nightlife in Shanghai, Jiujiang does offer a number of bars and clubs and it has several cinemas and theatres, which regularly show various films and performances.
Nanchang, the provincial capital, has a very lively nightlife and can be reached by train from Jiujiang in only 1.5 hours.