Tsingtao is the much loved beer of Qingdao and indeed the country. In fact, it was the first beer I ever tried when I landed in China for the first time three years ago, and is up there as one of the country's most famous. It seems fitting to be enjoying a glass or two right over the road from the brewery the way it's meant to be had - out of a small, almost shot sized glass with fresh seafood and barbequed meat.
We try a variety of dishes - my personal favorite a scallop dish with soy and salad. The food, compared to other dishes in China, is not overly spicy and lets the seafood speak for itself. The clean taste of Tsingtao really goes hand in hand with the fresh taste of the food.
By Morag Hobbs, Liu Ning, Li Yan (People's Daily Online)