Hai Wan Ju
Hai Wan Ju should be on everyone’s must-visit list when in Beijing for the first time. The restaurant specializes in traditional Beijing noodles with soy bean paste and is particular about the way the dish is served; the sides are separate from the noodles, so you can DIY your dish. Don’t forget to drink some noodle soup after finishing the main dish—it’s part of the tradition. Hai Wan Ju also provides other traditional Beijing snacks, such as pea cakes.