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  • Beijing, the capital of China,

  • has been around for more than 3,000 years,

  • and its food is as rich as its history.

  • Located in northeastern China,

  • the region is arid, so the food is rich in wheat-based carbs

  • and is heavy on the meat.

  • Here, street food used to actually be sold on the street,

  • but in recent years, the government has been cracking down

  • on curbside vendors, citing food safety and cleanliness issues.

  • Now, most street food can be found in tidy food courts

  • like these that mostly cater to tourists.

  • But you can still find good eats here.

  • We went to Beijing's Nanluoguxiang

  • and picked out the five best dishes.

  • Beijing's roast duck is iconic, but it can be quite pricey,

  • especially if you go to a sit-down restaurant.

  • This street vendor serves it in a wheat wrap

  • that's affordable and can be eaten on the go.

  • Noodles are king in Beijing,

  • where wheat, not rice, is the carb of choice.

  • And these cold noodles are a classic summer dish.

  • This savory crepe comes from the city of Tianjin,

  • about an hour's drive outside of Beijing.

  • Barbecued squid is a favorite in this food court,

  • and it's doused with a spicy chili sauce.

  • In the age of Instagram, trendy means photogenic,

  • and these red bean cakes definitely fit the bill.

  • You can find these five foods here at this location.

  • And as always, feel free to taste around.

  • Coming up next time,

  • we break down the street food of a water town

  • in Guangdong Province.

Beijing, the capital of China,

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5 Street Food Dishes You Must Try in Beijing

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/10/23
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