Peking Duck is hands down the best thing I ate in Beijing. It’s heavily disputed which restaurant serves the best, but we decided to go to Da Dong Roast Duck 北京大董烤鸭店. They have three restaurants in Beijing to choose from.
We went to the Peking opera (or Beijing opera) at the Liyuan Theatre 梨园剧场 to see a form of traditional Chinese theatre that combines music, vocal performance, mime, dance, and acrobatics. They had extremely elaborate and colorful (and seemingly heavy) costumes. It was quite a show.
There is a 24-hour Wang Pang Zi a short walk from the Lama Temple. It’s known as the best place to get donkey-meat in Beijing. They serve flaky pastry pockets, stuffed with lightly spiced shreds of donkey meat, known in Chinese as 驴肉火烧 (lǘròu huǒshāo; pronounced ‘loo row hwore shaow’).