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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.
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.
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.