Beijing Pictorial

1st January 2014 / Beijing

Pictorials are mostly for travels and events where I simply post a gallery of images and captions. This pictorial features photos from my recent trip to Beijing in November 2013. Not included is our memorable experience at Da Dong restaurant, which I will review separately. All in all, the street food that was sold in Beijing is kind of wierd, more like a tourist attraction as opposed to being actual food. I have never ever seen anyone buying a scorpion/starfish skewer from the many stalls. Traditional zha jiang mian (老北京炸酱面) was very very bland on the 2 occasions I tried. Our only saving grace was our high-end meal at Da Dong and 2 lunches at a hunan style restaurant.

Author: Fred Lin

Fred "The Shanghai Kid" Lin was born in Singapore, and grew up in a family of foodies and home-cooks. He moved to Shanghai in 2007 and fell in love with the city, eventually carving a self-made career out of digital media design and development. He founded The Shanghai Kid food blog in 2013, and opened an award-winning Singaporean restaurant in 2014, which won CityWeekend's Outstanding Southeast Asian restaurant of the year in 2016. In 2017, he decided to reboot, and shut down all his businesses in Shanghai before moving back to Singapore with his wife. Fred plans to immigrate to Melbourne in the near future.

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