17 December 2015

Beijing Snacks

Dim sum, BeijingTraditional Beijing Snack is a prized delicacy in Beijing Cuisine. Some restaurants serve the local snacks that have been enjoyed by the townspeople for hundreds of years. Now, these time-honored restaurants are again alive with vigor. Following are some featured restaurants we recommend to you:

 Du Yi Chu Shao Mai
Chinese name: 都一处烧卖(dū yī chù shāo mài)
In Qianmen Street, there is a restaurant that has been enjoyed by the locals for hundreds of years. It is said that the name of the restaurant was given by Emperor Qianlong in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). The restaurant has a history of over 300 years and it is still doing well. Shao Mai is a kind of steamed dumpling with the dough gathered at the top. Shao Mai with vegetable stuffing as well as meat stuffing is well liked by the diners. Temporarily, to support the repair work of the Palace Museum, the restaurant was moved to Fengtai District.
Location: No.15, Fangcheng Yuan Cate Street, Fangzhuang, Fengtai District

 Hua Tian Restaurant
Chinese name: 华天小吃(huá tiān xiǎo chī)
It is also a restaurant with long history. Since the 1980s, there was a Muslim restaurant simply named as Xiao Chi Bu, selling traditional Beijing snacks. Now, after many years' development, the taste of the snacks here is as genuine as before. Dou Zhi (Bean Soup), Zha Gao (Fried Cake) and Jiao Quan (Fried Bread Ring) are the most popular snacks here.
Location: Northeast corner of the crossroad of Di'anmen Street, Dongcheng District

 Bei Ping Lou Restaurant
Chinese name: 北平楼酒楼(běi ping lóu jǐu lóu)
This is a traditional Beijing restaurant, offering all kinds of Beijing local snacks. As well as the delicious dishes, the decoration of the restaurant is also impressive. The waiter wears a short gown with a towel hanging over his shoulder. When entering the restaurant, you will be taken back to the old Beijing in 1930s.
Average Cost per Person: CNY40
Bei Ping Lou Restaurant (Liu Pu Keng Branch)
Location: No.65, Liupukeng, Xichang District
Bei Ping Lou Restaurant (Ta Yuan Branch)
Location: No.1, Ta Yuan, Haidian District
Bei Ping Lou Restaurant (Dianmen Branch)
Location: No.181 (Jia), West Street, Dianmen Gate, Dongcheng District
Bei Ping Lou Restaurant (Pan Jia Yuan Branch)
Location: No.48, Wusheng Dongli, Chaoyang District
Bei Ping Lou Restaurant (Liuliqiao Branch)
Location: No.17, Liuliqiao Nanli, Fengtai District

 Dao Jia Chang
Chinese name: 到家尝(dào jiā cháng)
It is an ideal place to taste real Beijing Cuisine as well as the catering culture of Beijing. The traditional Beijing Cuisine served here, especially the noodles with soybean paste, will make your mouth water.
Average Cost per Person: CNY30
Dao Jia Chang (Guangxumen Branch)
Location: No.20, Guangxumen Beili, Chaoyang District
Dao Jia Chang (Shilipu Branch)
Location: east of Huangtang Department Store, Shilipu, Chaoyang District

 Da Zhai Men
Dazhaimen RestaurantChinese name: 大宅门(dà zhái mén)
The restaurant is highly praised for its menu. Every day, there are performances in the big hall of the restaurant. The diners can enjoy the performances while having their meal.
Average Cost per Person: CNY80
Location: No.3, Huixin Beili, Chaoyang District
Da Zhai Men (Changping Branch)
Location: No.23, Fuxue Road, Changping District

 Gou Bu Li Baozi (steamed stuffed bun)
Chinese name: 狗不理包子(gǒu bù lǐ bāo zī)
Gou Bu Li Baozi is the most famous steamed stuffed bun all over the country. It originated in 1858 in Tianjin. The steaming hot Baozi in a delicate shape will surely make your mouth water.
Average Cost per Person: CNY20-CNY30
Gou Bu Li Baozi (Wangfujing Branch)
Location: Wangfujing Street, Dongcheng District (opposite the south gate of Wangfujing Department Store)
Gou Bu Li Baozi (Qianmen Branch)
Location: Dazhalan, Qianmen, Chongwen District
Gou Bu Li Baozi (Dongdan Branch)
Location: No.88, Dongdan Street (North), Dongcheng District
Gou Bu Li Baozi (Haidian Branch)
Location: No.3, Maolinju, Fuxing Road, Haidian District

 Jiu Men Snacks
Chinese name: 九门小吃(jǐu mén xiǎo chī)
It is the heaven of Beijing snacks lovers as nearly all the Beijing snacks are gathered here and waiting for you to taste.
Average Cost per Person: CNY35
Location: No.1, Xiyou Hutong, Shichahai Houhai, Xicheng District

 Dao Xiang Cun
Pea-flour CakeChinese name: 稻香村(dào xiāng cūn)
It is a time honored brand restaurant serving genuine Beijing snacks. There are many branches all over the city.
Average Cost per Person: CNY20
Recommended Dishes: Pancake in Oxtongue Shape, Pea-flour Cake
Location: Bldg B1, Xinguang World, No.87, Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District

 Liu Bi Ju
Chinese name: 六必居(lìu bì jū)
The restaurant enjoys a long history. The tablet hanging above the entrance was written by Yan Song, a prime minister in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Pickles that have a salty flavor are the special dishes of the restaurant.
Location: No.3, Wai Langshidian, Xuanwu District

 Xiao Wang Fu
The homely dishes of Beijing cooked here have satisfied so many people's appetite. The priceis also reasonable.
Chinese name: 小王府
Average Cost per Person: CNY50
Location of Guanghua Branch: No.2 Building, Guanghua Dongli, Chaoyang District
Location of Ritan Branch: inside Ritan Park, Ritan Lu, Chaoyang District

 Sha Guo Ju
Chinese name: 沙锅居(shā guō jū)
Average cost per person: CNY15-CNY20
Hours: 11:30 - 13:30 17:00 - 20:00
Location: 60 Xisi Nan Da Jie, Xicheng District

 Da Wan Cha Restaurant
Chinese name: 大碗茶酒家(dà wǎn chá jiǔ jiā)
Average cost per person: CNY50
Hours: 9:00 - 22:00
Location: 3F Bldg. 3 Zhengyang Market, Qianmen Xi Jie, Chongwen District

 You Yi Shun Restaurant
Chinese name: 又一顺饭庄(yòu yī shun fàn zhuāng)
Average cost per person: CNY50
Hours: 10:30 - 22:00
Location: 28 Huangsi Jie, Desheng Men, Xicheng District

 Lvrou Houshao Wang (Donkey Meat and Baked Wheaten Cake)
Chinese name: 驴肉火烧王(lú ròu huǒ shāo wáng)
Average cost per person: CNY10-CNY20
Location: 90, Huguosi Jie, Xicheng District

 Yi Wan Ju Noodles (noodles with chopped meat in fried bean sauce)
Chinese name: 一碗居(yī wǎn jū)
Average cost per person: CNY30
Hours: 11:00 - 22:00
Location: Bldg. 5, 4th Section, Anhui Bei Li, Asian Games Village, Chaoyang District