Located just south of the Dongtieying Bridge, 'Jiangxi Specialty' offers the local food and liquor of the Jiangxi Province.
The showcase facing the entrance presented various roasted duck parts seasoned with soy sauce. Its delicious smell permeated the air around the shop. The whole duck was priced at RMB 36 per 500g.
What caught my attention was the Si Te Liquor, one of the most famous white liquors in China. Made in Zhangshu City, Si Te brand has had a history of over five thousand years! The shop assistant told me that the liquor was made from quality rice and water from an underground spring. In fact, he said the former Premier Zhou Enlai once said it ¡°tastes pure and aromatic, and aftertaste lasts forever¡±. One bottle of Si Te liquor (500ml) packed in an elegant gift box had a price tag of RMB 298.
In addition, they also sell mushrooms, rice noodles, and Jiangxi snacks like tiny sour jujube cakes. Most of these are fairly rare in Beijing.
What I appreciated
Si Te Liquor, inexpensive prices.
What customers appreciate
Jiangxi specialties, inexpensive prices.
Unique handicrafts with flavor of rural life
Carving on a piece of paper
Picking out traditional authentic Chinese tea
A Older Beijingers' Tea