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Hutongs near the Drum Tower

China, Beijing, Dongcheng, Andingmen, Zhonglouwan Hutong, 临9号
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Delicious Fast Food, Chinese–Style, in Beijing Beijing  China

Delicious Fast Food, Chinese–Style, in Beijing

The old hutongs [alleys] near Drum Tower are lined with nameless snack shops selling what I call Chinese fast food. One staple is shui jiao, which are boiled dumplings typically filled with pork and fennel. You dip them in vinegar and soy sauce with chili oil mixed in to your taste. —Fuchsia Dunlop

This appeared in the May 2013 issue.