Fabienne Game - 2013-03-22
Located in the historic Dongcheng area and perpendicular to Wangfujing Dajie the main shopping street of Beijing, Wangfujing Xiaochijie is a street worth visiting. Stalls, food stands and small restaurants line this perpetually bustling narrow street.
Dishes from almost every part of China are on offer here: spicy Sichuan soup (mala tang), Lanzhou noodles (Lanzhou Lamian), Shandong pancakes (Shandong Jianbing), plus two specialties popular with Beijingers: the baozi, a kind of steamed bun stuffed with pork, shrimp or vegetables, which is usually eaten for breakfast, and chuan'r which come from the Xinjiang province. These meat skewers seasoned with cumin, dried red pepper, salt and sesame are very popular with Beijingers. The chuan’r are traditionally made of lamb, but there are chicken, shrimp, seafood, and even fried scorpion (Shandong dish) versions for the tourists’ ‘visual’ pleasure.