Slideshow Iconslideshows MORE

|

All About Beijing

3 of 13
ChineseMeal,Food

Beijing's Food


Beijing offers visitors an exhaustive variety of Chinese cuisine, as well as Western and fast food. You can splurge at a fancy restaurant, or dine well and more cheaply at the smaller family-run restaurants located all over the city. Any large tourist hotel offers Western food of varying quality and price, and fast food junkies can find many of their favorite chains here, including McDonald's, KFC, and Pizza Hut. There are also French, Italian, German, Japanese, Mexican, and Russian restaurants.

But when in Beijing, you owe it to yourself to try some Northern Chinese cuisine specialties, including Beijing Duck, Mongolian hotpot, Muslim barbecue, and Imperial food. You might also want to try Cantonese dim sum for breakfast or lunch.

Prices have been steadily rising in Beijing's eateries, but there are still plenty of back-alley cafes where you can find a cheap meal, especially in the hutongs (the old part of the city). Muslim barbecue is also a good bet for an inexpensive meal.

Next: Popular Attraction: The Forbidden City

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

highlights

Healthy Smile Checklist for Kids
Have better dental check-ups with this free printable checklist that helps keep your child flossing, brushing, and smiling! Brought to you by Philips Sonicare.

Kindergarten Readiness App
It's kindergarten registration time! Use this interactive kindergarten readiness checklist, complete with fun games and activities, to practice the essential skills your child needs for this next big step. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

8 Easter Egg Decorating Ideas
Need some fun ideas for decorating Easter eggs with the kids? Look no further for colorful and cool designs!

7 Ways to Curb Kids' Exposure to Violence
American children are exposed to violence more often than you might think. Learn how to limit your child's exposure to violence and manage the mental health and behavioral effects it can cause.