Fuzhou cuisine forms part of the Min Cuisine and is known for its delicious sweet and sour sauces, used in meat, fish and vegetable dishes. Some of the city’s most famous dishes are:
佛(fó)跳(tiào)墙(qiáng)：This is a traditional recipe, with a history dating back over 100 years. It uses a combination of over 20 ingredients, including fish, sea cucumber, chicken, pork and mutton, which are left to simmer in a Shaoxing wine jar to create a delicious flavour.
荔(lì)枝(zhī)肉(ròu)：This is one of Fujian’s most traditional and famous dishes, which consists of pork coated with a sauce made from ketchup, vinegar, white sugar and soy sauce.
鱼(yú)丸(wán): The flesh of a carp, shark or freshwater fish is pounded into a soft paste and combined with flour to form small fish balls filled with mussels or shrimp.
光(guāng)饼(bǐng)：This cake is named after a Chinese historical figure, who is held in great esteem by the local people. These unique cakes are round and have a hole in the middle, so they could be put on a strong and hung around the neck.
There is always something going on in Fuzhou. The city is well-known for its hot springs and the International Golden Hot Spring Resort has come to be one of the most unique entertainment areas of the city, with frequent performances taking place in the evening. The city is also home to many bars and clubs, most of which can be found on Bai Ma Lu Bar Street. This area is popular among both foreigners and locals. Modern cinemas and shopping malls can also be found across the city.