Beijing’s History Through 6 Essential Dishes
Beijing, with its long history and myriad ethnic communities, has a rich culinary tradition. Today’s restaurants and food stalls blend traditional dishes with contemporary techniques and ingredients, and are still enjoyed by locals daily. They speak not only to the city’s imperial past but also the vibrancy of modern Beijing life. Food, when thoughtfully consumed, is one of the best ways to learn about the history of the city. This is the story of Beijing through six essential dishes.