Every provincial government has an official Provincial Representative Office 辦事處 in Beijing. And most of these would also run a hotel or reception like restaurants. These would serve really authentic cuisine, as they would use chef and ingredients directly from their province. Nancheng Hotel from Jiangxi is one of them.
Remembering the last time I was in Chongqing, I went to their main store. Since then, I have not tried any of their branches in Beijing and Shanghai. Until now.
No trip to Beijing cannot go without a meal of traditional old Beijing Hotpot 涮羊肉. I have been to all the old classics, found a local favourite (Old Door Post), and this time I tried the Internet favourite, most Instagrammable hotpot.
This place has become our regular canteen whenever we are in Beijing. I would not call this simple fare, but family fare. You feel right at home eating here, nothing pretentious just rustic home cooking.
Another type of hotpot, Instant Boiled Mutton 涮(shuàn)羊肉, doesn’t sound like much. But the knowledge and technique behind it has been passed down for hundreds of years.
It is a strange name for a restaurant but nothing was more appropriate for a Beijing restaurant that focused on traditional Peking food.
At Made in China, the hearty stewed Northeastern beast gets placated with a self-consciously designed dark wood and steel eatery; floor-to-ceiling shelves stocked with erguotou spirits and a stylishly exposed kitchen behind glass. But don’t be fooled by the hotel location.
Mongolian nomads used to stay in a ger. And dining in a get would always be a highlight of any trip to Mongolia. But now you can get the same experience at 99 Gets.
What can you do for a group of folks that has everything? A really good meal that reminded them of home. When Mei Lan Fang threw a banquet for his fans which consisted of the who’s who in Beijing, he can only offered the best cuisine from his beloved home in Suzhou.
23 August, 2014 Dinner at 花家怡园 Hua’s Restaurant 簋街(which sounded like Ghost Street) is the quintessential foodie haven when you come to Beijing. Beijing is not well known for any school of Chinese cuisine, but being the capital, boast the biggest concentration of authentic regional cuisines of China.