Two Famous Beijing Snacks

Beijing snacks include the snacks of many Chinese ethnic groups, such as the Han, Hui, Mongol and Manchurian, as well as imperial snacks from the Ming and Qing dynasties. They taste good and are inexpensive, which makes them very popular among average Beijingers and foreign visitors.

We would like to recommend you two famous Beijing snacks here:

Stir-fried starch knots 

Chao ge da, or stir-fried starch knots, is a kind of Chinese pasta. A traditional Muslim snack, it was invented almost 100 years ago. The dough, made from wheat and corn flour, is chopped, boiled in water and then immersed in cold water. Fresh beef or chicken is sliced and stir-fried with oil and seasonings and then stir-fried again with the starch knots and various seasonal vegetables. The final product is a colorful and refreshing dish.

Stir-fried Starch Knots

Mung bean milk 

Mung bean milk is a by-product of cellophane noodle production and is similar to soy milk, exceot it is made from mung beans. It is a gray-green color and tastes slightly sour and sweet, with an egg-like smell. Although mung bean milk does not look or smell appetizing, most Beijingers love to drink it, especially in spring and winter. It is a very healthy food, with lots of protein, Vitamin C, fiber and sugar.

Mung Bean Milk

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