In order to judge
how international a city is, look at the variety of culinary options on offer. Beijing
surely qualifies as "an international city" as the city offers its residents and
visitors cuisine from all over China and the world.
As for cooking native to
Beijing, the most popular methods are roasting, frying, stewing, braising, and steaming. A
prime example of Beijing cuisine is the Beijing
Roast Duck. Another favorite Beijing meal is Shuanyangrou or "Hot Pot", which is especially popular in the
cold Beijing winter months.
Around the Chunjie or Chinese Lunar New Year holiday,
Beijingers make meat dumplings called Jiaozi that are a special part of northern Chinese
cuisine. Beijing's strong Muslim community with both Beijing's local Muslims and others
who migrate from Xinjiang and other parts of China lends its own flavors to the mix that
is modern Beijing. Perhaps the most unbeatable dining is to experience the cuisine of the Imperial kitchen.
As a great international city,
Beijing also offers many choices in western and non-Chinese cuisine and the range of
International cuisine here should satisfy even the most westernised of palates. Beyond
this, there are plenty of fast food options, handy your shopping expeditions or whenever
you just need a cheeseburger. McDonalds, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pizza Hut,
Starbuck's Coffee, Subway Subs and Dunkin-Donuts have all established chain stores in the
About Food & Cuisine In Beijing