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Pingyao Food and Restaurants

breakfast available at pingyaoLocated at the heart of Shanxi, wheaten food is the staple food of the local people. Different types of wheat flour food are available here like Soy-sauce noodle, noodle with soybean paste. Besides, trying a bowl of millet gruel might be a good choice after the oily meals in big cities.

Once was highly praised by Dowager Cix of Qing Dynasty, Pingyao beef is the most famous specialty of this region. Started from Han Dynasty (206 BC-220AD), it has been very well known in Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). The Jiaqing Emperor of Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) granted it the title "Ultimate Beef". Since then, the Pingyao beef has come to its heyday. After the founding the New China, Pingyao beef also got several national awards.

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