Beijing Roast Duck
Roast duck is thought to be one of the most delicious
dishes all over the world; most visitors coming
to Beijing will never forget to have a try.
The two famous Restaurant that serve Beijing Roast
Duck are Bianyifang Roast Duck Restaurant and Quanjude
Roast Duck Restaurant, both of which have a history
of over one hundred years.
When roasted and dried, the duck will look brilliantly
dark red, shining with oil and with crisp skin and
tender meat. Because of its appearance, few people
could resist the temptation of it.
Imperial Court Cuisine
Court Cuisine, another important part of Beijing
Cuisine, originates from royal kitchens where dishes
and food were only cooked for the royal family.
After the fall of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911),
Imperial Court Cuisine began to be popular among
the common people with its original features that
the raw material and the ingredients are carefully
selected and the dishes are exquisitely prepared
and delicately decorated in different colors with
light taste and sufficient nutrition.
Many Restaurant serve Court Cuisine in Beijing today,
such as Fangshan Restaurant and Tingliguan Restaurant
being the most famous ones.
Imperial Official Cuisine
and Medicinal Cuisine
the past, feudal officials were quite picky about
their food, so their bland cuisine is usually exquisite
and its material is always carefully selected. Tan
Jia Cuisine and Hong Lou Cuisine are known as Imperial
Official Cuisine.Medicinal Cuisine is also special
in Beijing. Its dishes are made with rare ingredients
such as ginseng, antlers, bear's paws, soft-shelled
turtles etc. It is not only valuable in terms of
traditional Chinese medicine but also nourishing
in terms of delicacy.
combining varied flavors from different nationalities
like Han, Hui, Meng,
Man and court snacks from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)
and the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), include many kinds
and form the characteristic of their own.
It is said that there are over two hundred kinds
of snacks in Beijing, There are also lots of famous
Restaurant selling snacks.
Other Cuisines from
huge chunk of Chinese culture is devoted to food
and drink. There are hundreds of different dishes,
and each region has its own distinctive flavor.
The majority of Chinese Restaurant in Beijing
feature what is known as "family style dishes"
(jia chang cai), which are basically the most
common types of food that any self-respecting
Chinese can make at home.And others like spicy
Sichuan style(chuan cai), Shandong style(lu cai)
, Shanghai style (shanghai cai) and Guangdong
(Cantonese) style dishes (yue cai).
tasting so many kinds of Chinese food, you might
miss cuisine of your own country. Don't worry, you
can find any type you want in Beijing. If you like
fast food you can find that big yellow M in many
places, or maybe you like KFC or Pizza, or whatever
famous fast food Restaurant in your country, such
as DICOS, Dunkin' Donuts, Pizza Huts, A&W Root
Beer and Kenny Rogers' Roasters, the only fast food
place where smoking is allowed and beer is served,
they are available here.
Since Beijing is a charming city, it has attracted
many foreign Restaurant. You can find all kinds
of cuisine from France, USA, Italy, Russia, Japan,
Korea, and many other countries. So it is also a
good chance to come to Beijing and enjoy the food
from all over the world.