Huguosi Hutong Snack Street, located in the east of Beijing City, is a traditional snack street with the history of more than 700 years. It is one of the most famous snacks streets in Beijing.
There was once a Huguo Temple in the area, which was first built in the Yuan Dynasty
(1271 - 1368 AD). In the old days, a temple fair was held on 8th day in each month of Chinese lunar calendar
, when the area around the temple was full of various Beijing-flavor snacks. As time passed by, most parts of Huguo Temple have disappeared, only leaving the Jingang Hall, and the temple fair is not held any more. But Huguosi snacks, or Huoguosi Xiaochi in Chinese, have been handed down and Huoguosi Snack Street has been gradually formed in the area.
Recommended Restaurants and Snacks on Huguosi Hutong Snack Street
Huguosi Xiaochi Restaurant
Huoguosi Xiaochi Restaurant is not far from the entrance of Huguosi Street. Tourists can walk along the street for 3 minutes to get there. The restaurant is one of the most famous time honored brands in Beijing, where diners can taste more than 80 kinds of Beijing snacks. In other words, almost all Beijing flavor snacks can be found here. The restaurant is open from morning till night and the variety of snacks offered change according to the time of day.
The restaurant is famous for Steamed Rice Cakes with Sweet Stuffing, Soybean Cake, Crisp Noodle, Fried Ring, and Fermented Mung Bean Juice, which are not only unique in taste, but also delicate in style. Miancha, salty and delicate, is a kind of porridge made with millet. When eating, people will sprinkle with sesame sauce and sesame salt, which is the best choice for the breakfast matched with oil cakes and sugar cakes. Other snacks, like Egg Pancake, Salty Pastry, Sesame Pancake, Steamed Stuffed Bun, Fried Triangle and Freshwater Snail Shaped Cake are perfect choices for supper. This restaurant with a long history not only attracts local residents and tourists, but also attracts some stars.
Beef Wrapped in Pancake
Except the Huguo Xiaochi Restaurant, many special snacks are provided by some little restaurants scattered around other places in Huguosi Hutong Snack Street. Beef Wrapped in Pancake is famous for its special doornail shape and complicated cooking process. The beef as filling is marinated for more than 20 hours, which is a traditional recipe from the ancient palace. Tourists can taste the Beef Wrapped in Pancake in Huifeng Bakery and Heyizhai Snack Bar, which are two time honored brands. When eating, you should first carefully take a small bite, drink the soup inside and then enjoy the cake; otherwise the soup inside may spray your face and make you a funny clown.
Snails Rice Noodle
You also taste Snails Rice Noodle in a restaurant called I Love Liuzhou River Snails Rice Noodle. It is a kind of rice noodle famous for its unique flavor and soup made of snails,
Cold Noodles, a traditional snack in Beijing, sweet and not greasy. The famous special sesame sauce attracts many people. A bowl of Cold Noodles matched with some pickled cucumbers is the most popular choice for summer. Xinchuan Noodle Restaurant is a good place to taste Cold Noodles with the sesame sauce.
Baked Wheaten Cake
Baked Wheaten Cake is traditional snack in Beijing, with pork or donkey meat filling. The freshly Baked Wheaten Cake is crisp and delicious filled with oil. Tourists can taste the traditional flavor in Dalian Baked Wheaten Cake Restaurant and Wangpangzi Donkey Meat Baked Wheaten Cake Restaurant.
Beijing Traditional Yogurt
A bowl of yoghourt is a good choice for summer. A famous Yogurt shop, Youshi Palace Yogurt is very popular among local people. The Milk Custard and Red Bean Milk Volume is worthy of tasting.
How to Get to Huguosi Hutong Snack Street
1. Take subway line 4 and line 6 to get the Ping’anli Station and leave from Exit B, then walk northwest to reach the Huguosi Hutong Snack Street.
2. Take bus line 22, 409, 88, Night no. 4 and get off at Huguosi Station, then walk south to get there.
3. Take bus line 111, 105, Te no.13 and get off at the North of Ping’anli Street Intersection Station, then walk north to get there.
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- Last modified on Aug. 29, 2018 -