Breakfast isn’t a very important meal in China. Chinese people start the day early, so that usually means that they simply have some warmed up left-overs. A typical Chinese breakfast is a bowl of congee (a rice porridge) with pickles, peanuts or meat added to it. Beijingers also love youtiao (deep fried sticks of dough to dip in huge bowls of steaming milk).We got to try some tasty Chinese street food in Beijing, for breakfast.
Justin eating some deep fried dough and baozi (steamed, meat filled, bun).
We were a little apprehensive after the pastries we had tried in South Korea, because you never knew what you were getting there. A cheesy flatbread might turn out to be sweet, and a custard looking bun might have pickles in it. Despite this initial apprehensiveness, we like to save money where we can so we decided to try whatever street-food looked tasty. Eating at western food chains is expensive here.