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Beijing Food & Cuisine

Beijing is the capital city for the Liao, Jin, Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasties. It bacame the gathering place of the literati and officials, and many skilled chefs followed these people to Beijing.
These chefs brought the different cuisines to the capital and greatly enriched the flavors of Beijing Food.

Peking Duck

A saying is often heard that "there are two things you must do in Beijing, to eat the Beijing Roast duck and to see the ten thousands miles long Great wall." Therefore, you may see that how essential a taste of the Beijing Roast Duck is in a Beijing tour.

Hot Pot

Hot Pot is the best favorite in China especially in winter and more commonly in summer now. It is fiery hot and not for the faint of taste bud. If you can summon the courage, however, dip in with a selection of the finest mutton, fish, pork, chicken and a wide varity of tasty vegetables.

Beijing Imperial Cuisine

The Imperial Cuisine is used to be exclusive for the emperor. Nowadays, you can sample a wide range of dishes that have been carefully prepared and use the finest ingredients. The Imperial restaurants in Beijing will of course let you feel like a "king" for a day.

Beijing Snacks

The snacks in Beijing are as numerous as they are tasty. From porridge to stuffed sausage, you will undoubtedly find several of your own personal favorites as you eat your way through some famous snack street or famous snack resterants.

Beijing Tea House

Tea house is a special place for the Chinese. It is an important entertainment place for Chinese people. You can Chating as well as eating. In the teahouse there are also some performance, like Kungfu show, acrobatic show and Beijing opera.

Beijing Vegetarian

Vegetarian restaurants in China are predominately run by Buddhist monks, and there are lots of famous vegetarian restaurants like Pure lotus, the food is creative, fresh and tasty. So a trip to one of these establishmentd can be a very enlightening experience.

Beijing Characteristic Restaurant

Beijing is a capital city of cuisine with many good restaurants. It has "Eight Major Culinary Styles", composed of Sichuan, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Shandong, Anhui, Guangdong, Hunan, and Fujian rehional cuisine. Each has some representative restaurants in Beijing.

Beijing Courtyard Restaurant

The quadrangles (called Siheyuans in Chinese) in Beijing have a long history, and they are traditional residential compounds with houses around courtyards. Siheyuan restaurants may give you a essential taste of Beijing history.