Food and Cuisine
As the capital of China, all kind of Chinese food can be found in Beijing. Furthermore, western cuisine is also widespread in Beijing. Foods from France, Russia, Italy and America are very popular among Beijing citizen. The most famous food of Beijing Cuisine is Beijing Roast Duck, and it is known as the “No.1 Cate of China”. The best restaurant to have a taste of Beijing Roast Duck is Quanjude Roast Duck at Qianmengwai, Hepingmen and Wangfujing. This restaurant was founded 130 years ago. Royal court dish is the base of Beijing Cuisine reflecting Beijing’s history as the capital of China for more than 800 years. Due to the cold weather in winter, hotpot is one of the favorite food of Beijing citizen. Local snack of Beijing is very unique absorbing the essence of other snack of China, and local snack of Beijing, including Beijing Wonton, Beef Wrapped in Pancake, Instant-boiled Mutton, Beijing BBQ, Wheaten Cake Boiled in Meat Broth, Chinese Cabbage in Mustard, Deep-fried Dough Cake, Baked Sesame Seed Cake, Bean Jelly, Tanghulu, Fried Ring etc., is extremely abundant. There are so many snack bar all around Beijing, and snack stands are always the most intriguing place in Spring Festival, Temple Fair and Flower Fair.