Like many other Beijing street food snacks, chuan’er or grilled meat skewers has gained in popularity since it arrived on the scene around 1980. Typically, chuan’er are made using lamb or chicken wings. As long as the debate among locals rages, there will continue to be an ongoing challenge deciding which restaurant prepares the best chuan’er. There are many to choose from, so be prepared for a big night out when you can really dine with locals. Try Liuxiaochuan and Wangjing Xiaoyao as both of these have an excellent reputation.
Update: November 15, 2022