One great benefit of a homestay is that your host family can provide you meals on request. This is a good chance to taste the authentic delicacies and save some money! Usually, the "nainai" (grandma) is equipped with many years of experience in cooking the real Chinese food and has a wide variety of dishes to serve. This will all be part of the culinary experience, completely free! A few interesting dishes can be found on this website: Tang Dynasty Travel.