Qingdao summers can be really hot, which is not so great for the appetite. Qingdao cool agar jelly noodles (青岛凉粉) is a great dish to order to solve this problem. Usually in the form of gelatinous, thick strands or thin vermicelli, these transparent noodles are slippery and a great medium for sauces. They are chewy and very similar to jellyfish. The noodles are usually covered in a variety of spicy, sweet, sour or salty sauces, so be sure to try several different dishes.