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Tasting Traditional Beijing Snacks at Jinfang

[ From: Jason Jia | Published: 2008-07-13 Views: 1368 | Booked times: 54 ]
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Speaking of Jinfang Snack Bar, every old Beijinger knows it. The eatery originated in 1926, specializing in beef and mutton at that time. It developed into a Beijing-style snack bar, and eventually changed its name to Jinfang. The original location was on Chongwenmenwai Dajie, where many old Beijingers went to enjoy breakfast. Recently, Jinfang opened a new eatery at the southwest corner of Ciqikou.

 

Although I entered the eatery around 3 pm, there were still many people savoring unique snacks with relish. The decoration is simple and very approachable. Nearly 40 kinds of snacks are displayed in showcase. To order, simply point at the displays.

 

There are many popular items inside. One is Nai You Zha Gao, a fried cake with golden cream topped with sugar. It tastes crispy outside and soft inside. Another is Yuan Xiao, sweet dumplings made of glutinous rice flour.

 

You can also sample many savory traditional snacks like Mian Cha (Seasoned Millet Mush), Zhima Shaoping (Baked Sesame Seed Coated Cake), and Tang Huoshao (Baked Wheat Cake with Brown Sugar).

 

Prices are cheap in general. Breakfast should cost you less than RMB 10. And any other meal would not be much more expensive than that. So please try these old Beijing snacks when you get a chance.

 

What I appreciated

Traditional Beijing snacks, inexpensive prices.

 

What customers appreciate

Traditional Beijing snacks, inexpensive prices.

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Shopping in Beijing: Speaking of Jinfang Snack Bar, every old Beijinger knows it. The eatery originated in 1926, specializing in beef and mutton at that time. It developed into a Beijing-style snack bar, and eventually ch...