As a famous dish in Beijing, Baodu(cooked tripe of sheep or swine ) was recorded the earliest in the period under the reign of Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty, and peaked in the end of the Qing Dynasty and beginning of the Republic of China. Most well-known shops include the Baodu Feng, Baodu Wang at Dong'an Market, Baodu Shi in Tianqiao, Baodu Yang in Menkuang Hutong and Baodu Man in Dongsi. Baodu in old Beijing was divided into two parts based on consumption power: Dong'an Market and Tianqiao in south Beijing. Those offered in Tianqiao and Da Shi Lan were mainly ox Baiye and Duling with extensive techniques, but the dish produced by Baodu Feng and Baodu Wang, mainly with lamb tripe, was more exquisite. Officials and nobilities at early days, especially those in the operatic circle, took it as a feast. In today's Beijing, you can even get authentic Baodu at any Baodu restaurant. It has greatly facilitated people's lives.
Fulingbing, also called Fulingjiabing and often translated as Tuckahoe Pie, is a traditional nourishing snack with good reputation in Beijing. The crust of Tuckahoe Pie is made of Tuckahoe powders and refined flour. Its stuffing sandwiched between the crusts is a mixture of honey, granulated sugar, confect, pinecones and crushed kernels. In the shape of a full moon, it is paper-thin, snow-white, delicious and unique in flavor. Highly nutritious and tasty, it contains the protein and various vitamins for human body. It has medical effects such as nourishing the liver and kidney, restoring the energy and lubricating the intestines. It can also strengthen the body, improve the complexion, and protect the skin if eaten regularly.
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