Just returned from a business trip to Beijing, and really enjoyed the food. Of course, I had the Peking duck, but what really impressed me was the variety of spicy food (not Thai hot) - spicy with an interesting mix of spices. I enjoyed the Hot Pot, a fish dish that was literally covered in red chili peppers but was only spicy not crazy hot, and "custom stir fry" (you choose all of the ingredients, most cooked separately but served all together in a delicious sauce in a big pot on the table.
I haven't seen dishes like this (except for Hot Pot in Fremont).
Is there a restaurant that serves food similar to what you can get in Beijing?
I'm not an expert on Chinese regional cuisine, so please educate me.