Beijing Food
Original food in Beijing used to be snacks rather than formal courses, and they were typically sold by little shops or street vendors. Dark soy paste, sesame paste, sesame oil, scallions and fermented tofu which is often served as a condiment were emphasized. The different way of frying is often used for cooking in Beijing. The food of catering trade in Beijing is mainly represented by meat dishes. For example mutton dishes are very popular today, such as stewed mutton; instant-boiled mutton, quick-fried mutton tripe, and fried dumplings with minced mutton. In the south, rice is much more popular as the main staple of the Chinese diet, while in the north, represented by Beijing, wheat products such as noodles, flat breads, dumplings and steamed buns are as popular as or more popular than rice as the staple. For example one can find Jiaozi (small boiled dumplings stuffed with meat or vegetables) in many places throughout China, but if you travel to Beijing, you may find Jiaozi is more popular and welcome than it in southern China.
Beijing Food

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