Top 6 Most Famous Snacks in Beijing

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Snacks of Beijing leave deep impression in a number of visitors’ hearts. Some people regard snacks of Beijing as "living fossils." The following are the most famous snacks in Beijing.
Snacks of Beijing leave deep impression in a number of visitors’ hearts. Some people regard snacks of Beijing as "living fossils." The following are the most famous snacks in Beijing.
    
Zhimaqiu (Sesame Balls)
Fried rice balls stuffed with a sweet filling, usually red bean paste or lotus paste and covered in sesame seeds. This is popular northeastern Chinese snack and still very popular in Beijing. Best served warm.
 
Wandouhuang (Pea Flour Cake)
Prepared with white peas, pea flour cake is a typical snack in spring. Pea flour cakes, kidney bean cakes and small corn buns were well-known imperial snacks in ancient China.
 
Aiwowo (Steamed Cone-shaped Cake)
Steamed cone-shaped cakes made of glutinous rice or millet with sweet filling first appeared in the Yuan Dynasty, and was well received by the imperial families in the Ming Dynasty. Now it is one of Beijing‘s snacks loved by local people.
 
Douzhi (Mung bean Milk)
Beijing has a long history of making mung bean milk. As early as in the Liao (907-1125) and Song (960-1279) dynasties, mung bean milk was very popular. Local people of Beijing love to drink mung bean milk, because it is rich in protein, vitamin C and rough fiber and helps drive away summer heat, invigorate the function of the spleen and whet the appetite.
 
Youtiao (Sweetened Fried Bread Twists)
People in Beijing love to eat this treat in the morning. It is often served with warm doujiang (soy milk). Though it is harder to find youtiao and doujiang these days there are still many restaurants and small shops that offer it in the early morning.
 
Lvdagun (Pastry Made of Soy Bean Flour)
As one of the ancient snacks of Beijing, Ludagun is mainly made of soybean flour mixed with sugar. It is a popular snack in Beijing.
 

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