Go early! This spot draws a crowd the restaurant found worth dedicating the entire first floor to a waiting room alone. No reservations accepted. Everything on the menu looks delicious and everything I've tried begs me to return. Shanghai / Hong Kong cuisine served. Deep-fried bullfrog a...more
Soon to be open to the public and fully operational, Genting Resort in Hebei province celebrated a soft launch with ceremonial fireworks and blessing of ski runs. Revised information with more details to come, soon.
Whether you're visiting and cooking for your host to show gratitude or scoping out Beijing as a future home, this wet market will help you feel more at home. From fruits, to noodles, fish, meat, and veggies with grains at the tail end. There are sauces ground freshly from sesame seeds, peanuts,...more
The trip for me from my home in Chaoyang Park to this chateau-esque establishment is like taking a drive to the country. If only the property would gravel the driveway, my pretentious fantasy would be complete. The restaurant Maison Boulud is amongst my favorites, but the other side of the staircase...more
An excellent stop for inspiration on any day of the week. With great galleries like The Ullens Center (UCCA), PACE gallery, and Paris Beijing photo gallery to name a few. Creativity stirs behind the iron curtain and some of it is really good! I recommend a lunch at At Cafe to kick off a wander until 5pm...more
I could write a very short review and simply say 'I love this restaurant so much, my husband and I decided to get married here', but instead I'll elaborate... The Orchard grows their own organic produce for their wide variety of western dishes. The restaurant is nestled within their...more
If you're strapped for time, but can afford the lag of tourist traffic, go to Badaling. If you have half a day, have been missing your stairmaster, or would love to experience the Great Wall both unrestored and restored, hire a car for 600-800RMB and head to Simitai. My preference is to leave...more
Chef Yu Bo (喻波) runs Yu’s Family Kitchen, a simple, elegant restaurant on Zhǎi alley. He once dedicated his culinary studies of 10 years to studying under famous Sichuan cuisine chefs. Since then, he has won international fame for his innovative culinary prowess. Yu Bo is crazy in love with cooking...more