In Beijing, 涮羊肉 (shuàn yángròu) is a kind of sliced mutton hotpot which is as famous as Peking Duck. It consists of sliced mutton which is boiled in water and dipped into sesame sauce. We decided to go out of our way to try some when we were last in Beijing.
We went to a small place on Dongzhimen Inner Street – a place famous for street food. Unfortunately as it turns out I don’t like sesame sauce so it wasn’t something I enjoyed personally. Without it there’s no flavour to the dish.
Afterwards we went out to top up on some street food. There were plenty of places around and we stopped at a barbecue place to pick up some meat and beer. Now this I liked!
The street started to close down so we decided to head back to our hostel. We noticed at this point how much Chinese people like to eat sunflower seeds.
So I’d recommend you try it, even though it wasn’t to my personal taste. At the end of the day there are plenty of other places to fill yourself up if it turns out it’s not your kind of thing.