Chatang is a traditional snack common in Beijing and Tianjin areas. It is most commonly sold as street food. Literally meaning “tea soup,” chatang is actually neither tea nor “soup”; rather, it is a flavorful flour mush. Chatang is fine and smooth, sweet and aromatic.
A Tianjin special food, the Goubuli Brand of steamed stuffed buns is well known for its snowy, thin, and soft wrapper, bulging and oily stuffing, and appetizing taste. Its fame began during the last years of the Qing Dynasty (1644–1911).