Foods and Drinks to try in Beijing ,China

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The giant nation may have the typical gastronomical scene. This can be due to the fact that China has a major influence to almost all Asian cuisine. And some, if not most, of these foods actually originated from Mainland China. Some of the foods on this list may be found in other Asian countries but not limited to Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore and even Indonesia.

 

15.Smoking juice

Juices are common drinks on sight at any Asian market. And presentation creativity plays a role to make it stand out in the crowd. This may be familiar to you if you have been in other Asian markets like Taiwan.

 

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14. Bubble Tea

 

The tea culture is strong in China as in most Asian countries. And it comes in different variety and flavors to choose from.

 

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13. Chinese Sweet Bread

What I can relate when I was in China is that almost all the breads here are sweet. Even the should-not be sweet ones that have meat filling inside are still sweet.

 

Beijing Hutong Evening Food Tour by Tuk Tuk

 

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12. Mantou

Steamed buns called mantou are very  traditional in Beijing. Back in the Philippines, we cal them siopao. They are simply made form flour and meat, usually pork.

 

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11. Jiaozi

 

Why go to Beijing and just eat dumplings? Since dumplings are so common in my country and even in other parts of Asia. Well, we have to try how the dumplings taste in the place it originated.

 

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10. You Tiao

The first time I ate you tiao was in Singapore. And I learned that it is normally eaten for breakfast. This Chinese donut is the churro in Asia, only that it is not dipped in hot chocolate unlike in Spain.

 

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9. Jianbing

An appetizing go to meal for breakfast when in China. It looks like the Russian pancake or any other pancake except that its filling are  traditional Chinese veggies, such as Chinese cabbage, lettuce, mug bean sprouts and carrots and meats such as pork, chicken or duck.

 

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8. Steamed Purple Rice

A unique way to eat steamed, sticky, sweet rice. It is put into a pineapple and steamed until fully cooked, which infuses the rice with a sweet and sour taste.

 

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7. Ice Lolly

For some classic Beijing treat injected with milk pudding and other fruit flavors.

 

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6. Zhajiang mian noodles

Zhajiang mian is one of the popular lunch or snacks in Beijing. If you want something fast, filing and inexpensive, at the same time,this is your ideal meal to order. It  has three main ingredients: wide hand-pulled noodles, vegetables, and pork.

 

Beijing Food Culture & Cooking Class

 

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5. Shaobing Sandwich

Literally means Meat in Roasted Flatbread, this sandwich reminds me of Mexicoś Torta Toluquena. Its just a bit dry but with lots of meat inside.

 

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4. Cooked Crab legs

 

Oh these monstrous legs!!! Itś quite a challenge to eat them though.

 

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3. Tanghulu

I saw these in Taiwanese night markets but never actually tasted it until in Beijing. The fruits which may be strawberries, pineapples or grapes are hold on together by a bamboo stick with malt syrup or sugar that gets hardened in the air. Where to eat: you can find it at Wangfujing Street.

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2.Deep Fried Insects

These are the weirdest food you can probably eat in Wangfujing Street.They may look strange but they look really tempting. And when you do eat it, youĺl forget how they look like with that crunchy, delicious bites – seahorses, starfish, dung beetles, grasshoppers – you name it. .

 

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1.Peking Duck

This is one of the few Beijing dishes that remains originally Chinese despite the international cuisine invasion. Its a must try dish in China, and eating it is considered a ritual on its own. Want to see, how it should be eaten? You may check the video below.

 

Discounted Peking Duck Banquet & Acrobatic Show

 

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Anna is a travel buff, logophile, choreophile, an adventurous foodie & glossophilia.She loves writing, dancing, traveling & learning languages. She speaks more than 5 languages and have been to more than 20 countries so far. In her leisure time, she loves to listen to music, dance & try cooking.

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