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While dining in Beijing, even the most experienced of Beijing visitors will get tantalized. The reason is that the city is filled with so many delicacies all from through the country that it is too difficult to make a decision.

Dining in Beijing

As the capital of China, Beijing has developed its own culinary identity- Beijing Cuisine. The perennial favorite in Beijing is authentic Beijing Roast Duck which can be found at Quanjude and Bianyifang restaurants. Other choices include Imperial Court Food, Official Food and tasty snacks, which can be enjoyed at the local flavor restaurants.

Food in Beijing also boasts other exotic cuisines home and abroad. Other Chinese cuisine, each having a distinctive flavor, give a wide scope for diners to choose to one's taste. There is also a fill spectrum of international fine fare. If you are not a good eater of the Chinese food, these foreign cuisine restaurants can make up for it.

Local Snacks in Beijing

Venues range from small kiosks to large restaurants and from modest to luxurious. Food streets offer a wide variety of food, and some sites are always open. Typical food streets are the Donghuamen Night Snack Street, Gui Jie (Ghost Street) and Wangfujing Snack Street. Strolling a food street is a good way to learn the local food culture for our knowledge.

Restaurant serving hours are usually from 10:00 to 14:00 and from 16:00 to 21:00. It is not customary to tip waiters in restaurants of Beijing, but some top-class restaurants may charge 10% to 15% extra service fees. Both cash and credit cards can be used to check in grand and mid-range restaurants.

Recommended Beijing Tour Itineraries:
Beijing One-Day Tours: 5 itineraries for you to choose.
Beijing Two-Day Tours: 2 itineraries to visit Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Badaling Great Wall, etc.
4-Day Beijing Travel: to the most popular attractions in Beijing.

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Comments and Questions


Reply5/11/2013 8:54:11 AMBILL,   United States

Frank :5/13/2013 8:14:47 PM

the best way is to take subway line 2 from Guloudajie station to Dongzhimen and then change to airport express line to the airport.

china seems fun
iwant to visit it someday and i will

Reply5/9/2012 3:57:57 PMsandra,   United States

Will be visiting Beijing soon, would love to try the beijing duck. Have a travel blog on all the countries I have been too, watch out for the Beijing blog

Reply1/9/2011 1:40:00 AMpaseojen,   Philippines

what is the most famous food in Beijing? can i find a restaurant selling it very easily ?

Reply12/1/2010 8:52:00 PMD,   Belize

Lily :12/2/2010 10:10:00 PM

the most famous should be Beijing Roast Duck in Quanjude Restaurant, you can find one on Qianmen street near the Tiananmen Square.
here are many famous beijing Snacks.

i tasted food in beijing and i think its delicious

Reply5/24/2009 4:39:00 PMRebecca,   Tajikistan

jill :3/12/2010 8:57:00 AM

thats cool!!!

I luv chinese food!

Reply5/5/2009 11:26:00 AMbob

Thanks for this info it was quire helpful!

Reply9/1/2008 12:44:00 AMsum 1 special