There are many shops in Tianjin that produce cakes and biscuits. Among them, Yangcun cakes and biscuits have a long history, dating back to the Ming Dynasty, and are the most authentic. Yangcun cakes and biscuits are made from high-quality rice flour and white sugar, and are delicately processed to be snow-white and delicately sweet. In 1914, shortly after the opening of the Panama Canal, Yangcun cakes and biscuits were sent to the Panama Expo as a Chinese specialty product, and received the "Jiahe" bronze medal, along with Maotai and other products.
In recent years, Zhilanzhai cakes and biscuits have become the most famous type of cakes and biscuits in Tianjin. Traditional Zhilanzhai cakes and biscuits are made mainly from new and high-quality Jiang rice, mixed with refined sweet fillings, and carefully processed to be pure white, soft, fragrant, sweet and delicious, especially suitable for the elderly and children to eat.