Niang pi zi cannot be missed among the local delicacies. Flour paste is steamed for 3-4 minutes, then cut into strips and served with mustard, garlic, sesame butter, chili oil, vinegar and soy sauce.
Lanzhou beef noodles (stretched noodles) is the most famous local dish. It was first created during the reign of Emperor Guangxu (1875-1908) in the Qing Dynasty (1616-1911) and it is now popular all over China.
Jincheng Babao (eight treasures) melon carving is a local traditional food.