Beizi is a kind of local specialty and looks like a pancake but bigger and thicker and can be round, square, triangular or rectangular. It tastes crisp on the outside.
Milk tea is a traditional Mongolian hot drink. The fresh milk is added to boiled black tea and stirred together.
Oats are a low-yield crop with short growth period and are saline-alkaline and cold resistant. They are nutritious and have been a staple of farmers since the Northern and Southern Dynasties (420-589).
Shao-mai (steamed dumplings) is a traditional snack that has been popular in Beijing since the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), when many restaurants used to claim that their Shao-mai were from Hohhot.
Braised noodles are popular in Shanxi, Shaanxi, Hebei, and Henan provinces and Inner Mongolia autonomous region and are made of flour, with green beans and meat served on the side.
Roast whole lamb is traditionally offered for special guests and often appears only for grand occasions.
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