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Beijing Dining

Dining in Beijing you will be spoilt for choice with unlimited options. Whether you want to try out the local delicacies or dine at the finest restaurants you will not be disappointed with what Beijing has to offer. There are so many restaurants and local dishes to try in Beijing. 

Beijing Specialties:

Beijing Roast Duck

It is said that there are two things that you must do when visiting Beijing: One is to enjoy the roast duck and the other is to take a stroll on the Great Wall. There is simply quite nothing like a perfectly roasted duck with bronzed crispy skin and tender, succulent meat. There are literally dozens of restaurants that serve this famous dish, but perhaps the best known are Quanjude and Bianyifang.

Imperial Court Food

Imperial Cuisine has evolved over time to be enjoyed by all of the country's people, featured by complex preparation techniques, the freshest ingredients and elaborate presentation including colorful vegetable carvings. It is the foundation of Beijing cuisine. Probably the finest expression of classic imperial cooking is the Tan Jia cuisine served at the Beijing Hotel.

Local Snacks
Fancy Beijing snack is a must in tasting the authentic Beijing flavor. These dishes emanate from many different cuisines, but the Chinese Muslim influenceis the most apparent. There are probably 200 varieties of snacks in Beijing. Most of the snacks can be found throughout the city. Here, let us begin a snack tourto seek most delicious snacks of Beijing. Snack Streets

Restaurants Recommendations:

Chinese Cuisines & Restaurants
Besides of the eight cuisines, most of regions and minorities in China also have their own particular cuisines that supply customers with more choices. For example, the delicate Shanghai, Huaiyang and Chaozhou cuisines, the unconstrained Shaanxi, Shanxi and Dongbei cuisines as well as the exotic Moslem and Uygur cuisines. In Beijing, it is easily to find such a kind of restaurant for dinner. Here is a bilingual menu which can help ordering dishes in restaurants.

Western Restaurants
In addition to the thousands of Chinese restaurants, there are also lots of places serving foods from all over the world. You can basically get any type of food you want here, if you know where to find it.
American Brazilian French Germen Italian Russian Swiss & Scandinavian
Address: Behai Park, Beijing
Hot Pot
You will never be disappointed to look for various kinds of food. For the cold weather, is a good choice to try. It is no wonder that some love to have in summer too. Hot Pot is so popular nationwide.
Sea Food
Seafoodis a special dish in east and south part of China. It is well liked around the country with its fresh and Special Flavor.
Vegetarian Restaurants
Like fastfood is for people in a hurry, the increasingly fashionable vegetarian dishes are for vegetarians or persons who love this healthy dining style, but not only for those vegetarians for the religion's sake. Merits and Virtues Vegetarian House is a time honored brand in Beijing that was first founded in Shanghai. Absolutely, there are more vegetarian restaurants listed on page for references.
Muslim Restaurants
Feature food from Chinese ethnic minorities contributes a lot to Beijing's colorful dining culture. Characterized by its fresh yet dense flavor, Muslim Cuisine is also known as Islamic cai and Hui cai, the best dish of which is Whole Sheep Banquet which has won wide praise.
Helping oneself in Cafeterias is a popular and free dining style favored by multitudes of people. Many BBQ restaurants and cafes are of this kind. Here are many excellent Cafeterias getting well spoken. For specialty Cafeterias, Golden Jafuar, Amazon and Max's Cafeteria are all sound ones.

If tired of big dishes all the time, Buffets offering desserts, Milk Tea, ice cream and takeaway coffee are comfortable choice. One can sit and enjoy in the small but delicately decorated shops or buy some drinks and candies by the way while roaming about. If interested in old Beijing culture, tea house is a perfect choice where listening Beijing Opera and other folk art performances is enjoyable as tasting the tea aroma.
Special Flavor
Some Special Flavor restaurants are enveloped in romantic atmosphere and they are ideal places for appointment between lovers. There are also other restaurants listed here in terms of food style to provide another way for customer to choose where and what to eat