The Eight Great Bowls and Four Great Stews feature prominently on the menus of many Tianjin restaurants alongside several seafood dishes. Other signature dishes include fried rice cakes called erduoyan zhagao, fried dough known as guifaxiang mahua, and steamed stuffed buns called goubuli baozi. Tianjin Italian Town, not surprisingly, is the best place to find Italian restaurants in Tianjin. Tianjin's nightlife consists mainly of nightclubs which cater to university students and expat bars geared towards business visitors.Shopping
Most modern Tianjin shopping centres are situated on the business streets of Binjiang Dao and Heping Lu. Nanjing Road also contains a few shops, while a market can be found behind a church called Xikai. Bargaining is a must when browsing among the silk handbags, dolls, chopstick sets, and other locally made products for sale on the Ancient Cultural Street. Shopping in Tianjin is usually much cheaper than in Beijing.