The Old Beijing of a Foodie
Beijing Traditional Food Tour
Getting to know Beijing with your tastebuds should be a wonderful experience. We will not take you to the night market or the snack market, which is full of tourists. Instead, we select small restaurants loved by locals, for you to try out traditional food and snacks.
Enjoy a Peking roast duck dinner in a restaurant with a time-honored reputation. During this tour, you will sample 8 kinds of traditional Beijing food/snack and 2 kinds of locally popular drinks.
Tour 'Wow' Points
Taste the Doornail Meat Pie with Chinese "Fanda"
Try the famous Beijing beef pie, looking like the palace doornail, with the popular local soft drink. Get to know the interesting story about the name of the pie.
Try Mr. Shi's Dumplings Loved by Local Expats
Meet Mr. Shi in his small restaurant tucked away in Huong. Taste the different flavors of the dumpling, which you might have never tried.
Enjoy Peking Roast Duck of a Time-Honored Brand
Feast your eyes and stomach with the most famous Beijing dish in a courtyard restaurant. Walk into the kitchen for roasting ducks.
Taste the Royal Court Desserts Loved by Empress Dowagers
Sample 3 kinds of exquisite desserts for the royal families in the old times and the popular noodle loved by ordinary people
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Itinerary Quick Look
Here is a suggested itinerary. We are happy to customize a tour according to your interests.
Meet your guide at the Exit A of Andingmen subway station at 6:00 pm.
Start your Beijing traditional food hunting with the doornail meat (beef) pie. Your guide will explain the history of this traditional food. It tastes better if you dip it in vinegar. A bottle of local "Fanda" will refresh your mouth and stomach, ready for the next delicacy.
You will walk about 300 meters to the next stop, Mr. Shi's dumpling restaurant. This is an interesting place where you can see how traditional food has been influenced by western culture. Listen to Mr. Shi's stories and try 2 different flavors of dumpling, the traditional one and the one loved by expats in Beijing.
After saying goodbye to Mr. Shi, you will continue to the next local snack. Walk about 660 meters to a small yogurt shop. Try a traditional Chinese yogurt loved by the emperors and prepare your stomach for your Peking roast-duck dinner.
Walk about 800 meters to the last stop. Featuring a traditional courtyard style and Beijing cuisine, the Huajiayiyuan restaurant attracts both local citizens and celebrities with its delicious and exquisite food. Don't forget to visit the roast-duck kitchen. Your guide will explain how the chef cooks the famous Peking roast duck.
Enjoy the roast duck, noodles with fried soybean sauce and 3 kinds of royal court desserts. Savor a happy ending by filling your stomach and your mind with these Beijing flavors.
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Tour code: bj-37