Beijing, a city of many wonders; so many in fact that it can seem a little overwhelming at first. The best way to see the city is on one of our many Beijing tours. This blog post takes a look at just a few of the restaurants you can sample on a Private Tour of Beijing.
This fantastic restaurant serves some of the best hakka cuisine in the city. Hakka is easy to recognize with its earthy, wholesome and tasty dishes.
Some of Han Cang’s specialties include three-cup duck, braised in rice wine and soy sauce; salt-baked shrimp and a range of oven-baked fish choices. The restaurant has a cosy, rustic feel to it; the walls are covered in rice paper, you sit around large wooden tables and service has a homely personal feel to it. If you’re lucky enough to get one; the tables on the top floor also offer beautiful views over the lakes outside.
Three Guizhou Men
Something slightly more ‘trendy’ for the next choice, the dazzling ‘Three Guizhou Men’. Often considered as a haunt of Beijing’s rich and beautiful; this fantastic restaurant has suitable food and atmosphere for its clientele. The spicy lamb rack served here is one of the best menu choices. If you’re slightly less adventurous then the ‘Beef on Fire’, comprising of strips of beef hung and cooked over chives and hot coals, is also a popular choice for foreign diners.
If you have slightly more adventurous taste buds then a look round Jiumen Xiaochi is a great idea. This courtyard restaurant complex is a throw back to the pre-Communist times of the city, when the city was full of laozihaos; what we would recognise as brand-name restaurants except these have been around for centuries. The complex offers a more traditional range of foods too, everything from traditional rice dishes to the more unusual offerings like flash-fried tripe and lamb’s head.
This is just a small selection of the restaurants available in this diverse city, and a little exploring can go a long way. There really is something for everyone in the beautiful city of Beijing.