Our first stop was at a small restaurant to try some local foods. While everything was delicious I was disappointed we didn’t try Tianjin’s most famous local snack, Goubuli buns. The very name of this snack is amusing, as 狗不理 （Goubuli) translates to “Gou pays no mind to (others).” One of the more popular stories goes that there was a poor boy named Gouzhai who set up his own baozi stand. It quickly gained favor with local customers due to how delicious his baozi were. He became so caught up in his business that he stopped taking the time to converse with his customers, thus gaining the name “Goubuli.” All of my Chinese friends had urged me to try these baozi while in Tianjin but I never got the chance.