Beijing Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

I have always loved Chinese food. Truthfully, I prefer it to Mexican food. And I was really curious and excited to come to China and try authentic Chinese food. Luckily, it has lived up to all my expectations and the food is one of the highlights of this awesome trip.

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Here is what I ate Friday in Beijing:

Breakfast in Beijing

Breakfast was included with the tour and we ate at the hotel buffet. They offered both Chinese and Western breakfast options. This was great because I had the opportunity to try new things but there were also safe/familiar foods if you’re not feeling adventurous.

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The Chinese options included fried rice, dumplings, noodle soup, veggies and more.

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Bean milk = soy milk

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Delicious options for everyone!

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I LOVE eggs for breakfast and they did have fried eggs and potatoes…

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But, I went with the hard boiled eggs cooked in soy sauce. You can really only taste the difference if the egg cracked.

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Eating watermelon with chopsticks in China!

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(Our local tour guide says she stops at McDonald’s on the way to us and gets a coffee and hamburger for breakfast. But, it’s a ham sandwich from the way she described it. So, I don’t think this is a typical spread, but it was delicious.)

Lunch in Beijing

After a morning of sightseeing we went to a place known for their barbeque fish for lunch.

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Even though they were known for the BBQ fish, the rest of the dishes stole the show!

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The fish was great, but had a lot of tiny bones in it.

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We had a little free time in the afternoon and since it was so cold outside headed for an indoor mall. Ben and I are big fans of boba or pearl milk tea so we had to try one. Delicious! SAM 0516 800x600 800x600 thumb Beijing Breakfast Lunch and DinnerSAM 0518 800x600 800x600 thumb Beijing Breakfast Lunch and DinnerSAM 0524 800x600 800x600 thumb Beijing Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

Dinner in Beijing

We had a fancy Peking Duck dinner the last night in Beijing. Our tour guide brought us some ‘stupid water’ to go with our meal so I don’t have a lot of pictures of this meal.

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You are supposed to make little burritos with the duck. The waiter gave us an example with small, thin ‘pancakes’ that looked like tortillas. SAM 0533 thumb Beijing Breakfast Lunch and DinnerSAM 0535 thumb Beijing Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

There hasn’t been dessert with any of the meals, which is kinda sad for me since that’s my favorite part. But, some places brought fruit toward the end of the meal as dessert. I have a strict no chocolate = not dessert policy, but I would like to get to eating fruit as a happy ending to my meal instead of reaching for sweets.

One day, not today.

We ordered Durian cakes from room service the first night for a treat. They were very mildly sweet and buttery.  SAM 0138 800x600 thumb Beijing Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

Overall: All of the food has been AMAZING. I love all of it, no meal has disappointed.

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Comments

  1. says

    This looks like so much fun! Where else are you headed on your trip? I saw that you said “dinner the last night in Beijing.” Are you going to any of the more rural areas of China? I’m curious to see how different the food is in those parts. Have fun the rest of your trip!

  2. says

    Now I’m hungry!
    I went to China a few years ago and loved eating authentic Chinese food. To me it was quite different than what I was used to from the local Chinese restaurants.

  3. says

    Its fun hearing about and seeing Ben! I’m so glad you guys are having a great time. I would love for my husband and I to go exploring again! It has been a while. We are planning a road trip down the east coast (we live on the west side) this summer.

  4. MiaMia says

    Wow, you are one adventurous eater after having that Durian dessert! I’m one that can try just about anything, but that is beyond my threshold. Enjoy the rest if your trip!!!

  5. says

    This looks like so much fun! I noticed that you wrote “last night in Beijing.” Are you going to be going to any of the more rural areas of China? I’m curious to see how different the food is between rural and city. Have fun the rest of your trip!

  6. says

    Not sure if anyone warned you, but because most Asian countries eat the same thing for breakfast as they do lunch or dinner, they aren’t very good at cooking eggs….so ask them for extra cooked or extra “dry”. Some places tend to under cook them….which then puts you at risk for food poisoning obviously. =) So exciting.

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