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


 Fried stuffed sausages

Fried stuffed sausages [File Photo] 

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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