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What dishes cannot be missed in Wuxi this autumn

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Hot meat mooncakes. [Photo/Wuxi Daily]

The weather is getting cold after the autumnal equinox which falls on Sept 23 this year and the delicacies exclusive for autumn also come with the cooling air.

What dishes cannot be missed in Wuxi this autumn?

Hot meat mooncakes are definitely the most popular autumn delicacy in Wuxi. Freshly-made meat mooncakes with puff pastry feature crispy crust and juicy meat stuffing.

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Wheat pancake. [Photo/Wuxi Daily]

Wheat pancakes are also necessary for Wuxi natives' dining table in autumn. There are many different wheat pancakes in the city with the oiled wheat pancakes in Hongshan and Houqiao subdistricts being the most famous. Just split the wheat pancake into two and a faint aroma of rapseed oil and lard will waft up.

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Steamed hairy crabs. [Photo/Wuxi Daily]

It is almost about time to eat hairy crabs. There is a saying in the Jiangnan region that when autumn wind rises, crab feet are fat. Without complicated cooking, steamed hairy crabs are delicious enough.

Wuxi natives also like to make steamed small meat dumplings, shaomai dumplings, and noodles with crab meat, which are also popular seasonal foods in the city.

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Fresh lily bulbs. [Photo/Wuxi Daily]

The air tends to be dry in autumn and therefore, Wuxi natives usually eat lily bulbs to relieve a dry throat. The freshly-dug lily bulbs are used to cook porrige or sweet soup.

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