Discussion » Beijing Life » Expats; Where in Beijing to buy the food you've mi

  • WeLiveInBeijing
    WeLiveInBeijing wrote:
    Tell us your story:

    What country are you from?
    What food from home did you miss the most after moving to China?
    And where can you get it (if you found a way yet)?

    Markets? Restaurants? Import?
  • Ole-Marius
    Ole-Marius wrote:
    I'm from Norway and I miss:

    Sjokomelk (Chocolate Milk). None of the ones you can find here tastes as good as the one we have in Norway, and I've tested a lot :P 

    Brunost (Brown Cheese). I think this cheese is quite unique to Norway. Impossible to find here I think. Usually tell friends to bring back some when traveling to Beijing :)

    Salmon and Smoked salmon. This you can find in most western markets, but usually to a very high price. Instead, I go to SanYuanLi Market and buy Smoked Salmon (1kg) for 90 rmb, Gravelax (1kg) for 140 rmb I think, and fresh Salmon for 40 rmb pr 500g (jin). 

    Crisp bread. You can get this at Jenny Lou's and April Gourmet. The types/brand varies from time to time. 

  • High Priest
    High Priest wrote:
    Fufu, Igwisi, Gari, Okra, Pondu,
  • 叮噹叔叔 (令狐叮噹)

    Hahahahaha ... that's too far from "home" for you, right? And rather completely off-topic?

    Australia + Hong Kong ... Jenny Lou's, but sometimes found surprises at Carrefoure and Walmart ...
  • pommie
    pommie wrote:
    You missed a trick there, Witch. We were all expecting pictures of Branston pickle, piccalilli and lashings of HP Sauce.
  • 叮噹叔叔 (令狐叮噹)

    (continued) ... the question was "which country you are from", right?
  • Holly㊛
    Holly㊛ wrote:
    RUMI~~~Iran cuisine restaurant in tuanjiehu....

    拉兹印度音乐餐厅 in鼓楼大街

  • Sab
    Sab wrote:
    I miss all this. 

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