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Peking Duck


Peking Duck is absolutely the must-eat food in Beijing. It was the imperial dish served for the royal family only in the old days. The high quality roasted duck is not greasy at all since it is made from the flesh of a baby duck. The fresh duck gets roasted for 80 minutes in the oven with the fruit wood which makes the outer layer crispy while the inner layers are tender and fruity.  A chef will slice the duck in front of your table. You can wrap the duck with scallion, cucumber and sweet flour paste in a thin pancake and enjoy it as it slowly melts in your mouth. Of course, it’s important to go to a decent Beijing local restaurant for the best Peking Duck.

Old Beijing Hot Pot


Beijing is also famous for the Hot Pot. “Hot” is not for “spicy” here, rather , it’s one kind of cuisine. The typical pot is made of copper with a tube in the middle and is filled with charcoal. The soup around the tube is always boiling in which you have to put the mutton or beef that has been cut into slices as thin as  pieces of paper and boil them for several seconds , after which you have to dip the meat in the specially made sesame sauce to enjoy it. The side vegetables are mostly cabbage, tofu, mushroom and etc..