Try a donkey burger
Sea cucumber, abalone, bird’s nest, scorpion – it’s old news, right? Even if your local business associates haven’t strong-armed you into these Chinese 'specialities' yet, we’re guessing your palate isn’t quite refined enough to fully appreciate their worth (ours aren’t either).
Donkey burgers on the other hand? Let’s take a moment to savour those bad boys. Lürou huoshao (驴肉火烧) are Beijing’s most unsung street food heros. Tender, flavourful meat, chopped and tossed with green pepper and fresh coriander is jammed in a warm, flaky bun – all for under 10RMB a pop. Any hole-in-the-wall will do, but we particularly like the 24-hour Wang Pangzi chain.