A typical Chinese breakfast in Beijing

If you have been following my blog, you would realise that I love to explore a new country through its food culture. When I arrived at my hostel in Beijing, my room was not ready yet so I asked the reception for a place where I can get some authentic Chinese breakfast.

She gave me directions to an eatery down the street that serves authentic Chinese breakfast. I went there and after observing what the customers were having, here’s what I bought for 8.50 RMB.

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Tea egg and preserved vegetables (top left), sugar-free soybean milk (bottom left) and youtiao-like pancakes (right)

This meal is simple yet filling. I added a little sugar in the soybean milk because it tasted a little bland. As the pancake is prepared upon order, it is fresh and crispy. The taste of the pancake is very close to the you tiao in Singapore, just much bigger.

There is also an option to order an additional wanton soup. I looked at the portion of the wanton soup that some of the customers were having and it was quite a big portion for 2.50 RMB. I did not order it because the dishes that I ordered were sufficient for a breakfast. But on a cold day, I’m sure the wanton soup would be a ideal breakfast.

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