Beijing life is busy, with school, work, social meetings, church, and more I give myself time to still explore and take advantage of my few time left here. I went to eat Yunnan food with some friends, it was a special occasion since we were celebrating a friend’s birthday. She picked the restaurant and could have not chosen better than this.
brown sticky rice
Shouting “fuwuyuan” when you need the waiter at your table might be rude in other countries but in China is very common. As it is, restaurants are vey noisy, people talking loud, laughing, shouting ‘fuwuyuan’ every 5 minutes, waiters yelling at each other, chairs squeaking every time someone gets up, managers arguing with the kitchen staff in front of customers, etc… I have seen it all in China!
Tired of the canteen food on campus we escaped to enjoy Korea BBQ at Huo Lu Huo (火炉火). It was the first time I had Korean BBQ. This was not the usual visit to the restaurant where you order and the food comes right out from the kitchen. Instead, you order different types of meat and grill it yourself.
Dinner time is a perfect excuse to go out of campus and try new dishes around the area, so we went to eat hot pot. Our local friend, Wang Gang, took us to 北京阳坊大都羊肉 Beijing Yangfang Dadu Yangrou restaurant in Wudaoko. It was the first time I had hot pot and I loved it. This Chinese dish has a history of more than 1,000 years. It was originated in the north of China where people have to fend off the cold weather, and it used to be favored in winter. Now it is eaten throughout all seasons and it is part of the traditional Chinese dishes. The pot is divided in two sides, one is (really) spicy the other one is not.
Quanjude restaurant is very famous for Peking Roast Duck. Is located on Qianmen Pedestrian Street, near the Tiananmen Square. They have two locations right next to each other. There is the very fancy one on the right side where the chef brings the duck out to the table and slice it in front of you and the people can see how they are cooked. You can immediately tell when you walk in that eating here will cost more than the usual. The price per duck can run anywhere from 1,000RMB to 2,000RMB. Next to it, there is another entrance where they also serve duck cooked the same way but at a cheaper price and this is the one where my friend and I went. Continue Reading