Top Beijing Local Snacks

Beijing has a time-honored history of producing various kinds of snacks. With strong local flavors,Beijing’s snacks attract almost all visitors both home and abroad. Beijing local snacks combine varied flavors from different nationalities like Han, Hui, Meng, Man and court snacks from the Ming Dynasty and the Qing Dynasty.

Beijing Local Snacks are generally prepared by steaming, deep frying, frying in shallow oil, and instant boiling. It is said that there are over 200 kinds of snacks in Beijing, such as steamed rice cakes with sweet stuffing, ear-shaped twists with sugar, caramel treats, sweet hawthorn string, pea cake, rolling soybean cake, fried butter cake, etc.

Steamed Cone-shaped Cake


Rolling Donkey


Pea-Flour Cake


Fried Ring


Fried Ginger Slices


Ear-shaped Twists with Sugar


Cream Fried Cake


Chinese Yam and Date Rolls


Crispy noodle


By the way, there are also lots of famous restaurants and food streets selling Beijing snacks, including Huguosi snack counters, Donglaishun Restaurant, Nanlaishun Restaurant, Donghuamen Night Snack Street, Wangfujing Snack Street, Gui Street, and so on. You can choose any place to enjoy them.