Lu Rou Huo Shao (驴肉火烧)

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Hepingli Zhonglu

Donkey was first eaten out of necessity and remains a favourite. This Hejian chain, a Hebei province city famous for its donkey, is popular all over China. 

The donkey meat here is hand-sliced to order before being sandwiched inside a crisp bing (a northern style flatbread) and served up steaming and fresh.

The order lingo is huo shao (4RMB each), but add a side of hot broth (qing tang; 2RMB) for the ultimate soup and sandwich combo bargain. This is China’s answer to an Irish corned beef or a New York-style pastrami sandwich.

Venue name: Lu Rou Huo Shao (驴肉火烧)
Opening hours: 9am-10pm daily
English address: Hepingli Zhonglu, next to Wushan Roast Fish (近巫山烤全鱼) Dongcheng district
Chinese address: 东城区和平里中街(近巫山烤全鱼)
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