Braised pork belly
And, one breakfast at the hotel is representative of the great way I start each day: steamed buns, steamed vegetables, and congee (rice porridge) to which I add from a selection of peppers, mushrooms, and other great accompaniments.
Walking the streets, I saw lots of great shops and markets with food for sale.
Lots of great fresh food
And, off the main streets are food streets with stalls selling food to go or eat right there. One of the most famous of these, Wangfujing Snack Street, is near Tiananmen Square and the narrow alley still maintains the ancient style, serving traditional snack foods.
Entrance to Wangfujing Snack Street
Food stalls on Wangfujing
I pass on some of the more exotic offerings, such as fried scorpions, and choose fried squid on a stick for my lunch.
Squid on a stick
The squid is delicious and just the right amount for lunch. I munch on it as I walk back to the metro to catch the train to my hotel.