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Beijing has long been a culinary hybrid, a place where regional Chinese cuisines, Manchu and Mongol influences, Muslim specialties, Imperial delicacies, street snacks, Buddhist vegetarian dishes, and, now more than ever, international ingredients and techniques have all been absorbed into the basic tradition of northern Chinese cooking.

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China's last dynasty, the Qing, ruled the country for nearly 300 years. They were Manchu nomads from the north with a taste for roasted and boiled meats and sweet pastries. Some of their favorite ...

Domain: Food (other); Category: Snacks

A cheap and cheering street snack that consists of wheat dough wrapped around any of a variety of fillings, such as minced pork mixed with chopped fennel or a vegetable called shepherd's purse, ...

Domain: Food (other); Category: Functional food

Because of Beijing's position at the far north of China—not far from the heartlands of the nomadic, dairy-eating Mongols and Manchus—some dairy products have found favor in the capital. Beijing ...

Domain: Dairy products; Category: Yoghurt

The Chinese are infamous for eating "everything," and there are plenty of unusual foods on offer in their capital city. Curious visitors love the night market just off central Wangfujing, where you ...

Domain: Food (other); Category: Functional food

People from all over China congregate in the capital, and they have one thing in common: a desire for the tastes of their hometowns. Exploring restaurants devoted to all of China's regional cuisines ...

Domain: Food (other); Category: Functional food

As the center of the Chinese empire for some 600 years, Beijing has a rich tradition of Imperial cuisine. Fangshan Restaurant (1 Wenjin Jie, Xicheng District) inside the east gate of Beihai Park was ...

Domain: Food (other); Category: Functional food

Known in Chinese as scalded mutton (shuan yang rou), this is the distinctive hot pot of Beijing. Cook your own thin slices of mutton in bubbling broth, along with vegetables and bean thread noodles, ...

Domain: Food (other); Category: Functional food

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