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Street food prices in China can vary widely depending on the city, location within the city, type of food, and even the popularity of the vendor. Here's a general overview of what you might expect in terms of prices for popular street food items across different regions:

  1. Dumplings (Jiaozi):

    • Price Range: Approximately 5-15 RMB for a serving (usually a plate or bowl).
    • Varieties: Dumplings come in various fillings such as pork, beef, shrimp, and vegetable, often served with a dipping sauce.
  2. Noodles (Mian):

    • Price Range: Basic noodles can cost around 5-15 RMB per bowl.
    • Varieties: Noodles can be served in soup (like Lanzhou beef noodles) or stir-fried (like Sichuan dan dan noodles), with options for different toppings and sauces.
  3. Baozi (Steamed Buns):

    • Price Range: Typically 2-8 RMB per bun, depending on the size and filling.
    • Varieties: Baozi can be filled with meat (pork, beef, chicken), vegetables, or sweet fillings like red bean paste.
  4. Skewers (Chuan):

    • Price Range: Usually around 2-10 RMB per skewer, depending on the type of meat or seafood.
    • Varieties: Skewers can include lamb, chicken, beef, seafood, and vegetables, often seasoned and grilled or barbecued.
  5. Bing (Pancakes):

    • Price Range: Typically 5-15 RMB depending on size and filling.
    • Varieties: Bing can be savory (filled with egg, meat, or vegetables) or sweet (filled with red bean paste or fruit).
  6. Fried Snacks (Jianbing, Spring Rolls, etc.):

    • Price Range: Around 5-15 RMB per item.
    • Varieties: Jianbing is a popular breakfast option, a savory crepe filled with egg, crispy wonton skin, vegetables, and sauces. Spring rolls can vary in size and filling.
  7. Sweets and Desserts:

    • Price Range: Typically 5-15 RMB per serving.
    • Varieties: Chinese desserts include items like tanghulu (candied fruit skewers), sweet tofu pudding, and various types of pastries and cakes.

These prices are approximate and can fluctuate based on location and local economic conditions. It's worth noting that street food vendors in more touristy areas or popular food streets might charge slightly higher prices compared to less crowded areas. Generally, though, street food remains a relatively inexpensive dining option in China, offering a taste of local flavors without breaking the bank