For a "Beijing Duck" you have to go to a restaurant specialized on "Beijing Kaoya". Ask at the reception of you hotel if there is a good one nearby. In famous restaurants you should make a reservation. The duck is served at the table while the chef cuts thin strips of the crispy skin. Put the duck strips and some sliced vegetables into a pancake with sauce and enjoy.
Grilled lamb on skewers (kao yang rou chuan) can be found everywhere in Beijing. The delicious spiced meat, is a very popular snack, especially in winter.
"Baozi" are steamed dough pockets with different fillings. Without filling they are called "Mantou". "Rou baozi" have a pork filling, "cai baozi" are filled with vegetables. Those with sweet fillings, made of bean paste are called "dou sha bao".
"Jiaozi" are steamed dough pockets with a filling of ground beef, ginger, chives and garlic. To eat just dip the "Jiaozi" briefly into a bowl of brown vinegar or soy sauce. On street markets "Jiaozi" ist often fried.
The night market at "Wangfujing" offers a very wide selection of food stalls with barbecue skewers, soups, Jiaozi and everything else you can offer on a stand. You can find many bizarre delicacies like snakes, grubs and other stuff.
On the night market at the Wangfujing you can find everything on the spit. Living scorpions, seahorses, snakeskin, beetles, grasshoppers and other animals people elsewhere won't even touch.
A popular sweets are glazed apples "liuli pingguo" and other fruit with icing.
At ghost street "Gujie" there are countless restaurant. Unusually for China you can even sit outside. The whole street is decorated with red lanterns, in the evening it looks very enchanting. The "Ghost Road" is close to the metro station "Beixingqiao" on Line 5.
In China tea "Cha" has the importance as wine in Europe and can also be very expensive. Green tea is most popular. Black tea "hong cha" (red tea) is the most expensive kind of tea, like Oolong tea called "wulong cha". Also popular is the jasmine tea called "hua cha" (flower tea).