You will find restaurants for every taste and budget in Beijing. There is nothing strange in this as this city is one of the most popular holiday destinations for travelers who seek new culinary experiences. The most demanding gourmets are delighted to try oriental delicacies. Fans of European cuisine will be pleasantly surprised by the skills of local chefs. Quan Ju De restaurant opened in 1864 is a favorite place of rest among both locals and visitors. Here you can try classic Beijing duck, smoked eel, and seafood.
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Continue your acquaintance with national cuisine in the restaurant named Fangshan. This place is known for excellent baked goods. Rolls with various fillings, pies, meat pies and bean meal will satisfy any visitor. Afunti Uighur restaurant offers dishes of Indian and Arabic cuisine. The restaurant's interior is decorated with beautiful flowers and exotic plants - a true Garden of Eden in the heart of a large metropolis. Fans of Spanish cuisine will surely enjoy visiting Ashanti restaurant, the menu of which includes rare seafood and delicious fruit desserts. The special dish of Fei Teng Yu Xiang restaurant is spiced fish cooked in deep-fry. Small visitors of this facility will love pancakes with various fillings.
The restaurant with an unforgettable name 1001 Nights is decorated in Arabic style. Here you are welcome to try best dishes of Middle Eastern cuisine. Here you will find a great choice of meat dishes, as well as a large vegetarian menu. Don’t forget to try desserts – they are really delicious. Restaurant specialties are roast lamb with spices and kebab with vegetables. Dong Lai Shun Huo Guo is one of the oldest dining facilities of the city. The restaurant was opened in 1903. Here you can try boiled mutton, seasoned with soy cheese, sesame oil and herbs. This is a popular Chinese dish and this restaurant serves its classic version. Wahaha restaurant will surprise its guests not only by a diversified menu, but also by exquisite interior decorations. The hall is decorated with miniature artificial reservoirs. This restaurant specializes in fish and seafood. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Start your acquaintance with wondrous gastronomic traditions of Beijing with a simple walk on local streets. You will find numerous street vendors that offer all kinds of popular street food. The most popular local food includes traditional options such as pies with different fillings and exotic variants, for example, skewers with roasted scorpions. Roasted noodles are another popular street food, as well as lamb and chicken cooked on an open fire. Meat dishes are usually served with fresh or baked vegetables.
Travelers wishing to try the most exotic and incredible national dishes should head to Jiumen and Wangfujng streets. This is where visitors will find a great selection of roasted cockroaches, grasshoppers of different sizes, and scorpions. Travelers, who are not ready for such experiments, will find more suitable food at Guijie Street. Here vacationers will find more usual food. It is believed that Guijie is the best place to try deliciously spiced shrimps and sugared fruit.
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When you are about to visit one of the capital’s national restaurants, consider trying huoguo that is also famous under another informal name – Chinese fondu. Visitors are literally invited to cook their meal themselves. They get a pot with boiling broth and various ingredients on plates around it. These ingredients can include various vegetables, mushrooms, meat, and noodles. Visitors take small pieces of meat with wooden sticks, dip them into the boiling broth for several minutes and then eat. In the end of the meal, the broth becomes very fragrant and delicious, so it is poured into special bowls and visitors drink it.
Perhaps, Peking duck still remains the most famous national dish of Beijing. Only local restaurants offer the true taste of the internationally famous dish. The duck is roasted until it becomes crispy and then served to guests. In Beijing, the duck is served full and then a chef slices it into pieces in front of guests. Interestingly, skilled chefs slice Peking duck exactly into 120 pieces. The meat is then put into small pancakes together with cucumber and green onion.
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Jiaozi is another extremely popular Chinese dish. Jiaozi dumplings are available with a variety of fillings. The most typical varieties include minced pork or shrimps. Local dumplings are steamed, boiled or roasted. For several centuries, jiaozi has been a festive dish for Beijing residents.