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 city.
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