Others responded with scepticism, musing that the staff and other diners in the restaurant during Xi's visit were likely actors or bodyguards and that it was little more than a photo opportunity that said little about whether China's leaders were in touch with ordinary citizens.
"Ask him how much it costs for a pound of steamed buns. Do you think he knows?" wrote one unimpressed user.
"Not to mention the president, but have you ever seen a county official buy their own buns?" wrote another.