Top 10 must-try snacks at Beijing's temple fairs

By Zhang Junmian
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Visiting a temple fair is one of the best ways to experience Beijing's old customs and traditional Chinese culture. For those gourmets who want to have a tasty bite of China, temple fairs also offer a delicious feast of snacks and food from throughout the country.

Here, has compiled the top ten most popular snacks at Beijing's temple fairs.

   Fried stuffed sausages


Price: 5-10 yuan

Fried stuffed sausages (Guan Chang), with a history dating back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), are the most popular local snack in Beijing. Traditionally, the sausage, a prepared pork intestine, is stuffed with a paste of flour or starch mixed with spices. The sausage is then boiled and cut into cubes or slices to be fried and served with garlic sauce.

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