The drop in temperature in the middle of Decemeber is a sure sign that winter
is finally here. The cold weather weakens the immune system, and people easily
get sick. To avoid this, it's a good idea to regulate your eating habits and put
more nourishing foods on your daily menu.
Each area has different recipes. Take a look at the following list for more
'nourishing' cuisine ideas.
Mention Beijing cuisine, and the first thing
people think of is 'hot pot'. Hot pot has been a long-time winter tradition in
Beijing, as a way to beat the cold and nourish the body with mutton, beef and
other side dishes.
Where to go for hot pot
Laowu Siji Shuanrou
A traditional hotpot
eatery with a long history. It boasts selected mutton from Inner Mongolia. The
old-style copper pot and tasty sauces add more flavors to the broth to entertain
your taste buds.
Address: No. 17, Baizhifang E. Avenue
This place is famous
for its healthy tomato hotpot broth. The sour broth is delicious but not greasy.
The secret-recipe red bean soup makes a great accompaniment. For alcohol-lovers,
try the shaoxing wine, which is made from rice and warms you up.
No.8, Xinyuanxili M. Avenue