Eating Beijing Food
I had a great time in Beijing this time and here are a small subset of the scrumptious food I had while I was there.
I went back to Paper again (this time to my disappointment as the set dinner was almost the same with only a few new dishes and the portion had gotten smaller), sampled some fantastic regional cuisines such as Sichuan, Guizhou (贵州菜) and Dalian (大连菜)…
The highlight of the trip was a very fancy dinner at Green Tea House (紫云轩). Unfortunately, I wasn’t allowed to capture any pictures there. All I can say is WOW as I was floored by the decor and ambiance, plus the food was actually pretty good despite a fusion (I don’t even like fusion food) menu. The presentation and the plating of the food were a real-eye opener–think a plate of jiaozi served with a tree trunk, beer served in a giant bowl, and an unknown plant that is at least 2 feet tall–all as the centerpiece of the food ordered. It was a totally new dining experience and I would recommend you to check it out if you are in Beijing.
Green T. House
No. 6 Gongti Xi Lu Chaoyang
Tel: + 86 10 6552-8310/8311
Fax: + 86 10 6553-8750
Hours: 11:30am – 3:00 pm; 6:00pm – midnight
Feast your eyes with the food porn aboveand let me know which dish looks the best to you. I looooved the steamed turbot and wok-tossed chicken. ;)
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