Dinning in Beijing

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Dinning in Beijing

As the capital of China and a hub for international exchange, Beijing offers a diverse culinary landscape featuring a blend of Chinese cuisines from various regions and a variety of foreign cuisines from Asia and Europe. Local specialties such as Beijing roast duck, instant-boiled mutton, and imperial court dishes represent the rich flavors of the region. Additionally, Beijing is renowned for its snacks, boasting around 300 varieties that are highly acclaimed by visitors.

Here are some foods that you should not miss:

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Niujie Beijing

The Niujie Street area is a predominantly Muslim community in Beijing, known for its mosques and vibrant local food street.

The Niujie Mosque, originally constructed in 996 AD, showcases a harmonious blend of classical Chinese palace architecture and Arabic mosque design, making it a noteworthy historical building in China.

In addition to the architectural gems, the Libaisi houses many historical and cultural treasures.

The local food street is a renowned attraction, featuring a mix of Islamic cuisine and traditional Beijing snacks. It has gained popularity among locals and visitors alike. For the best culinary experience, head to the second floor of the Islamic Supermarket, specializing in pure Islamic food.

Wangfujing Snack Street

This Beijing night market offers a dazzling variety of snacks from across China. While the majority of diners here are foreign, the experience comes with a cost. For a comfortable and enjoyable meal, Xin Dong An Restaurant is highly recommended. Since the closure of Donghuamen Night Market, Wangfujing Snack Street has emerged as the most popular destination, drawing an increasing number of tourists each year.

Location: South of Haoyou Department Store, Wangfujing Business Street, Dongcheng District


Qianmen Street is home to several time-honored restaurants, including renowned establishments such as Quanjude Roast Duck, Duyichu Shaomai, and Yitiaolong Restaurant.

Beijing Guijie

The majority of restaurants along this street operate 24/7, making Guijie Street Night Market an ideal spot for night owls. The late hours are particularly vibrant, with Spicy Lobster being a popular specialty. Imagine yourself seated in an old chair within an ancient courtyard house, surrounded by grapevines and historical photos, as you relish the aroma and flavors of delectable dishes.
Location: Dongzhimennei Street

Suzhou Market Street

Stretching over 60 stores from the North Palace Gate entrance into Suzhou Market Street, which spans approximately 300 meters (328.1 yards), this area is designed to replicate the ancient style of shops along the rivers in Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province. The street follows the contour of the Back Lake, with its banks serving as a market. This location once served as an entertainment venue, allowing emperors and concubines to experience the ambiance of strolling through a bustling commercial street. During royal visits, eunuchs and maids of honor would engage in role-playing as peddlers, customers, and shop assistants, creating a simulated market atmosphere.

South Luogu Lane

Most restaurants in the street are open around the clock. If you are a night owl, Guijie Street Night Market is a good place to spend until the wee hours of the morning. The late hours of the night are usually the busiest times on this street, whose specialty is Spicy Lobster. Picture yourself sitting in an old chair inside an ancient courtyard house under the grapevines appreciating photos from long-ago but most important savor the aroma and taste of the succulent dishes.
Location: Dongzhimennei Dajie

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