The Beijing Noodles
The 3 traditional Beijing noodles are：
1. 炸酱面 Noodle with fried soybean paste and pork.
The signature Beijing dish.
2. 老北京打卤面 Old Beijing noodle with gravy.
The gravy contains egg, black fungus, pork and daylily. A savory dish with distinct flavor of Sichuan
3. 麻酱面 Noodle with sesame paste.
This is a summer noodle, we eat nearly 3 times a week. It reminds me the long summers in my
childhood. Normally, children in the famiy put water into the thick sasame paste to make a thinner
sauce, while the parents are making the noodle.
Nearly every home could make the three, cooking skills and recipes are passed down from generation to
In most of the Peking duck restaurants, you can order a bowl of Noodle With Fried Soybean Past and Pork.
Only in small family owned restaurants or restaurants that speicalize in old Beijing dishes, you can taste the last two.
Welcome to Beijing, taste the traditions.
Happy Dumpling Day
Today is "Winter Solstic", a very important solar term in Chinese lunar calendar, we will experience the shortest day and longest night year-round today. Once Winter solstice comes, day time will be longer and longer, and we will meet the coldest time ahead.
And we eat "饺子Jiaozi”, dumpling today.
As a teacher of dumpling class, I would like to hear What quesitons you may have about
A Taste of Beijing
When talking about Beijing local dishes and snacks, people live in Beijing and love Beijing may have differnt
opinions. But definitely they not the live scorpions and spiders on stick, what you may see at a tourist market
Here is my list for you, those tradtional food and drinks live in our memeries and present you
a real Beijing.
1. 烤鸭 Peking roasted duck
2. 糖葫芦 Sugar coated hawthorn
3. 芝麻面 Homemade noodle with sesame paste
4. 炸酱面 Homemade noodle with fried bean paste
5. 老北京酸奶 Old Beijing honey yogurt
6. 北冰洋 Beibingyang soda
7. 饺子 Homemade dumplings
8. 葱爆羊肉 Stir fried lamb with scallion
9. 燕京啤酒 Yanjing beer
10. 老北京酸梅汤 Old Beijing plum juice
11. 芝麻烧饼 Baked cake with sesame paste and seed.
12. 栗子焖肉 Stewed pork with chestnut
13. 炸元宵 Fried sweet dumplings
14. 炸花生 Fried peanuts
15. 五仁月饼 Five nuts moon cake
Dining at King's Joy
A friend of mine strongly recommended that I should go to have dinner at the king's Joy one day.
I went there with a friend on my birthday in December. So what was it like having dinner at King's Joy, the most famous vegetarian restaurant in Beijing?
There are only 3 choices, the 699 RMB set, the 599 RMB set, and the 899 RMB set.
It was really not just about eating. It was a whole evening, 3 hours of tasting, relaxing and chatting. I totally enjoyed it.
All ingredients are fresh and organic, and each dish talking. It was amazing.
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A day tour with Joyce to see the beautiful sights, sit-down in a cozy home to made dumplings.