Hutongs near the Drum Tower
China, Beijing, Dongcheng, Andingmen, Zhonglouwan Hutong, 临9号
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Delicious Fast Food, Chinese–Style, in BeijingThe 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.