Beijing Souvenir Food

Beijing Wangfujing Food Shop
Beijing Wangfujing Food Shop
In Beijing, you can find  souvenir food easily in large or middle scaled supermarkets and wholesale markets. Local Products Street (-1/F, Xin Dong An Market, Wangfujing) is the largest one and nearly all the local products can be found there. Additionally, there are also many franchised stores in Wangfujing Street. They offer you the most genuine local products and best Beijng souvenir food which make the best presents for your friends and family.

Candied Fruit

Chinese name: 果脯(guǒ pǔ)
The candied fruit is one of the most popular local products of Beijing, which is made of fresh fruit by traditional secret recipes handed down from ancient royal kitchens. In ancient times, to make sure the emperor was able to have the fresh fruit of different seasons at any time, the chef immersed the fresh fruit into honey to make candied fruit, such as pears, apricots, peaches and apples. Gradually, this technique became known by the common people and many workshops making candied fruit appeared. Now, there are over hundreds of candied fruit in this city. They taste sweet and sour and are treasured by locals and tourists for their golden luster and nice chewy texture.

Tuckahoe Pie

Beijing Local Products
Local Products
Chinese name: 茯苓夹饼(fū líng jiā bǐng)
Tuckahoe Pie, a popular Beijing souvenir food, is another kind of royal dessert in Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) well liked by the locals. It is said that it is the favorite dessert of Queen Mother Ci Xi. The paper-thin skin of Tuckahoe Pie is made of starch and the stuffing is a mixture of honey, white sugar, Tuckahoe powder and kernels of all kinds. There are many workshops making Tuckahoe Pie and Daoxiangchun with a history over 60 years is the best of all. Chain shops selling it are scattered around the city.

Beijing Crisp Candy

Chinese name: 北京酥糖(běi jīng sū táng)
Crisp Candy, a welcomed Beijing souvenir food, is known as one of the best three candies of China, together with Shanghai Toffee and Guangzhou Fruit Drops. It is made of high quality sugar and sesame paste and tastes crisp, fragrant and sweet. Red Lobster Crisp Candy, formed in lobster shape, is the best one and it has gained high reputation at home and aboard.

Lienhua Paichiew (Lotus Liquor)

Chinese name: 莲花白酒(lián huā bái jǐu)
As one of the best Beijing souvenir food, Lienhua Paichiew is one of the best wines in this city with a history over 400 years. As a tonic wine, the alcoholicity is below 40 percent.

Beijing Local ProductsIn Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), the wine was brewed following a royal secret recipe which included the pistil of the white lotus in Kunming Pool of Wanshoushan for the royal court. That was the Lotus Liquor in reality as well as in name. Later, a businessman got this secret recipe and since then, Lotus Liquor has become a popular wine among the common people. Now, it has become the symbol of the city and is well liked by the locals as well as the visitors for its sweet and fragrant flavor.

Lv Da Gun

Chinese name: 驴打滚(lǘ dǎ gǔn)
To taste Beijing local products, you can't miss Lv Da Gun! It's also known as bean flour cake, is one of the oldest snacks here. When making Lv Da Gun, firstly, make little dough with soybean flour and roll the dough up with sweetened bean paste inside. Then trundle it in soybean dust at last. That is the reason why it gets a strange name 'rolling the donkey' in Chinese. The cake is yellow with dense soybean flavor and is featured by fragrant, sweet and glutinous.

Wangzhihe Smelly Beancurd

Chinese name: 王致和臭豆腐(wáng zhì hé chòu dòu fu)
Don't be frightened by its name! The bean curd is a delicious Beijing souvenir food made from soybean with a series of fermenting and bloating. It smells really stinking but tastes extremely good with special flavor. It is said that the bean curd had gain highly praise by Queen Mother Ci Xi and was given a name 'Qing Fang' by her.
- Last updated on Apr. 25, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Beijing Souvenir Food
Asked by kama; from CANADA | Nov. 01, 2015 03:37Reply
i am staying at ramada north and need to go to Wangfujing on local train how do i get there?
taxis are scarce in the area. pl advice how do i get there and how much time and cost it involves?
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Answered by Juno from USA | Nov. 01, 2015 21:12

For this journey by public transportation, you have to use bus + metro. Walk from the hotel to Erbazi bus stop and take bus Yuntong Line 117. Get off at Lishuiqiao South metro station. Then transfer to line 5 to Dongsi Station. Leave from exit E and walk westwards for 250-300yd to the street. For the whole way, it takes around 50min and costs no more than CNY10.
Asked by smith from AUSTRALIA | Mar. 31, 2015 03:56Reply
is loong palace hotel in Beijing close to shopping?
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Answered by Blair from SPAIN | Mar. 31, 2015 21:34

Yes, it is. The Jingkelong and Shiji Lianhua Supermarkets are within 5-10min walking distance. Besides, the large shopping malls like Aeon and BHG Mall are fince choices. Both of them are around 2km away.
Asked by Li from AUSTRALIA | Mar. 23, 2015 03:18Reply
Please tell me the place to shop for fruits in Beijing, maybe the street name.
Also, besides wangfujing, dongchengmeng, silk market, hongqiao and xidan market to name a few, where else can i go shopping

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Answered by Jim from UNITED KINGDOM | Mar. 23, 2015 21:36

You can go to Tiantianle Fruit Wholesale Market, located at Mingguangsi Market, Sidaokou, South Xueyuan Road. Haidian District.

Apart from these shopping places you mentioned, you can also go to Qianmen Street, Dashilar, Xinjiekou.
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