What to eat in Beijing? 2024

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Peking Roast Duck

Peking Roast Duck is an iconic Beijing dish. During the 1970s, roast duck actually became a national symbol for the country. Duck is often eaten with spring onion, cucumber and sweet bean sauce with pancakes rolled around the fillings.

Beggar's Chicken

Beggar's Chicken is stuffed with a savory pork mixture then wrapped clay and lotus leaves and baked. Preparing chicken is a six hour process.


There are different types of dumplings in China. Chinese dumplings generally consists of minced meat and finely chopped vegetables and wrapped into a piece of dough. Meat fillings can include ground pork, beef, chicken, shrimp, and fish. Filling mixtures depend region and season. There are different types of dumplings in China.


Shaobing is a Chinese layered flatbread. It is a common breakfast item. Filled shaobing are usually eaten with soy milk and tea, while unfilled ones are usually eaten with steamed eggs or a breakfast meat dish.


Youtiao, also known as Chinese churros. They are generally eaten at breakfast.

Zhájiàng Noodles

Zhájiàng Noodles is a Chinese dish consisting of thick wheat noodles topped with zhajiang sauce. Zhajiang sauce is made by simmering stir-fried ground pork or beef with salty fermented soybean paste. The topping of the noodles usually are sliced fresh or/and pickled vegetables, including cucumber, radish, edamame, depending on regions.

Hong Shao Rou

Hong Shao Rou is a very famous dish in China. It is a classic pork dish and known as Red braised pork belly. It is made from pork belly, ginger, garlic, aromatic spices, chilli peppers, sugar, star anise, light and dark soy sauce, and rice wine.

Hot Pot

Hot Pot consists of a simmering metal pot with broth at the center of a table and all raw ingredients placed beside the metal pot. The wanted ingredients are added into pot and cooked.Typical hot pot dishes include thinly sliced meat, leaf vegetables, mushrooms, wontons, egg dumplings, tofu, and seafood.

Mala Crayfish

Crayfish is served during summer. Mala Crayfish is prepared with Sichuan peppercorns and dried chilli peppers.