When you are visiting Qingdao area, you basically need to visit Tsingtao beer museum. Great history and very nice tour showing you how beer is made. You get to taste it also. :-) After the tour, you are already in the most famous restaurant street in Qingdao so you don’t have to think twice where to eat. And at the same time while enjoying your lunch or dinner, you can try local specialty, beer made from seaweed.
For Chinese food culture, fruits are very important part of it. You need to have different kinds of fruits available all the time. And it is very nice part of the food culture because nearly everything is fresh and most of them are locally grown. Here is a nice selection of fresh (same-day) watermelons, two kinds of cherries and apricots. Together with dried jujube.