Temperatures in Beijing can drop quickly, and as autumn turns into winter, there is nothing better than experiencing Beijing life through its foods and restaurants — the absolute center of Chinese life. Here are some top Chinese comfort foods for when the weather turns.
Ahh, mooncakes: the chewy, Mid-Autumn Festival pastries beloved by the Chinese. Unfortunately, many foreigners are averse to the typical bean paste, green tea, or sometimes meaty fillings of these time-honored treats.
For most of us, Mid-Autumn Festival may mean little more than a cheeky three-day weekend but, like all Chinese festive occasions, it comes with a complicated backdrop of customs and practices.
Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival by sampling all the mooncakes in the cosmos. Here's a listing of the various styles of mooncakes and the places to get them around the city.
Beijing Quanjude roast duck is a must-be-tasted dish for tourists to Beijing, but when you are strolling the streets of Beijing consider biting into some street snacks. Especially try areas around schools and universities, where you are likely to come across some vendors or small shops selling various street snacks.