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by SophiesNotinKansas (subscribe)
I'm a London-dwelling northern lass who swapped the East End for Far East on the trip of a lifetime. I blog about food, travel, yoga and spirituality. www.sophiesnotinkansas.com
Published December 7th 2012
Beijing's most famous food street
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Taking a walk down Ghost Street
Strung with hundreds of red Chinese lanterns and stretching over one kilometre, Gui Je (as it is officially known) is Beijing's most famous eating street. It is definitely up there on the 'must do' list on any trip to the city, if for no other reason than to take in the dizzying array of eateries and soak up the ambience and aromas of more than 200 restaurants.

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Lanterns Line Ghost Street
It is also one to note for the after-hours club as most places are open 24 hours, although don't just leave it for late night drunken munching. Ghost Street is the place to sample excellent gustatory delights as long as you don't mind having to choose from an exhausting selection of menus.

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The Infamous Peking Duck (this one is made from real meat!)
All kinds of Chinese cuisine from various provinces is served, especially the fiery and delicious food from the Szechuan region. However, the thing to eat here is most definitely the famous and delicious 'Peking Duck' - one of Beijing's most well known exports. This dish can also, bizarrely, be found in vegetarian version in most restaurants - fashioned out of tofu (I think) but bearing a very close resemblance to the real deal - skin and all.
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Where: Dongzhimennei Main Street, Dongcheng District
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I was intrigued by the name of this article, glad I clicked on it. I'm in Beijing next year, and I'm looking for inspiration of where to go.

Love the lanterns!
by Natasha Stewart (score: 4|10037) 1751 days ago
the laterns look beautiful
by Oxford Explorer (score: 2|655) 1751 days ago
I agree with Natasha and Claire - the lantern photo is really beautiful! Will check this out if I ever make it to Beijing.
by Erin Connelly (score: 2|522) 1750 days ago
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