I'm heading over to China (Tianjin specifically) for a couple of months in August for a study abroad semester. One of the things I'm most excited about is (of course) the cuisine since I feel like you can learn most about a different culture by what they eat and how food-centric their lives are. My question is if anyone has any recommendations on where to eat specifically or at least what foods I should be looking for in general. I know it's a long shot to ask for specific restaurants, but it doesn't hurt to try.
I also plan on visiting neighboring cities such as Beijing. And maybe try to sneak a week long trip to Osaka, Japan.
Thanks in advance.