In keeping with the city's tradition as a center of Flemish culture, many of Ghent's restaurants keep the region's culinary traditions alive and well, in dishes such as the thick, creamy waterzooï op Gentse wijze (a fish or chicken soup that borders on being a stew), and lapin à la flamande (rabbit with beer, vinegar, and currant juice), or if it's the right season, asparagus from the Mechelen area. Prices are generally well below those in Brussels. The helpful, free Hotels and Restaurants booklet published by the tourist office lists the more prominent restaurants in all price brackets.
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