Besides Qingdao Beer, Harbin Beer is another old bear brand of China which was build up in 1900. It's one of the name cards of Harbin as well as the Ice Lantern Art Fair. So when you get there it would be a nice try. (For me, I don't drink much and I can't tell the differences between them, but maybe you can: ) It's so well-known that you can find it everywhere in Harbin.
A pretty good restaurant to try chinese spring pancake. As far as I know, many foreign friends like chinese spring pancake very much, at least in Spain. So I'd like to recommand this place if you are going to Harbin for their food is really delicious. It's located in the Central Street and it could be good idea to plan a lunch or dinner there in a shopping day. And calm down, it's very economic! You'll like it! No.180, Central Street, Harbin.
It's a lovely place to have diner or just a beer because there you can find people singing old songs and playing harmonica, like a big family and very interesting! There are many traditional foods and local foods. For it's very cold there, the food always is hot and spicy. Located in the Central Avenue, Daoli District, Harbin, China.
Having been a reputable restaurant since a hundred years ago. You could go there and try on the dumplings, although the enviroment is soso, their dumplings are so delicious! In Harbin, or in the north of China, dumplings is a typical food in winter because we eat it only when it's hot and this really helps. The dumplings there is just a little bigger than in Beijing because the people there have bigger mouths, jeje. Address: No.25, Shisandaojie street, Daoli district, Harbin, China.
Laoshaohao restaurant has very good earthen pot food. Earthen pot is something familiar to the hot pot, we drop the food (different kinds) into water or a certain type of soup, boil it and then begin to eat and drink. And the key point is that we use the earthen pot which could make the food more delicious. It is too more common to eat in winter days. By the way, they also have dumplings that is pretty good too. Located in the Central Avenue, No. 98.