Just outside the eastern gate of The Humble Administrator's Garden is a modern complex with some excellent cafes (a coffee shop, a teahouse, at least two cafes, etc). Now I normally hate these complexes because they are architectural monstrosities, out of touch with local colour and flavour, and simply horrible. However, Suzhou seems to have got the recipe right here. The buildings are very sympathetic to the surrounding area, with lots of elegant, simple architectural design and with a nice courtyard with good quality wooden furniture.
Favorite Dish: I only tried the coffee shop but the service was excellent and the coffee was good, if expensive.
Address: 168 Dongbei Lu
Directions: To the east of The Humble Administrator's Garden
Phone: 0512 67531760
The streamed stuffed buns! Local flavors of stuffs in them, including pork, vege, sweetened bean paste, and some others. All the stuffs are so much filled that my stomach can load no more than three of them. The bean paste ones are the biggest while the veges are my favorite. I bring several home for breakfast. They keep good tast for several days in refrigerator.
Favorite Dish: The vege streamed buns! Of course. For their great flavor and the quality and stuff. In face two are enough for a breakfast. (Three weigh much more than a BigMac). I'll fetch more home the next time I go there.
It costs only 60 or 70 cents each!
Address: on the Shiquan Street, South side.
Directions: Location: about 50 metres west of the cross of Shiquan Street and Daichengqiao Road, on the Shiquan Street, South side. Near the Master-of-Nets Garden.
- Budget Travel
Traditional chineese, many different dishes - strong on sea-food. Private rooms or open-space available.
Directions: Next to the Suzhou Expo area
If you can't get used of eating the chinese food,fast food resturant such as Pizza Hut & KFC are readily available in Suzhou.but i'm sure you wouldn't want all these fast food again ya.
- Road Trip
We had our usual daily buffet breakfast at Yuan Zhong Yuan Restaurant.
Beautiful landscaping view from our window seats.
Address: Yuan Zhong Yuan Hotel