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Best New Restaurants in Beijing

Best New Restaurants in Beijing December 18, 2011 | Food | Read More
There have been a few great new restaurant openings this past year, and some real flops. Some closures that we in Beijing were sad to witness, and some closures that were completely justified. Openings: Ganges, your favorite Indian eatery, has opened several new branches, most notably the one at Dongzhimen....

Best Cheap Eats in Beijing

Best Cheap Eats in Beijing November 22, 2011 | Food | Read More
Beijing has an amazing array of affordable restaurants. At every corner there is a small stand selling chuan’r (meat on a stick) or fried rice, fried noodles or the famous egg pancakes that everyone chows down on for lunch around the busy office zones. Still, if you want western food for cheap there...

Octoberfest in Beijing

Octoberfest in Beijing September 1, 2011 | Events, Food | Read More
Celebrating a German beer holiday in a country that neither drinks beer in bulk nor enjoys sauerkraut is a bit of a difficult call, but still the strong German community in Beijing has established a few pubs and restaurants that naturally couldn’t pass up the chance to celebrate Germany’s...

Beijing’s Best Pizza

Beijing’s Best Pizza August 15, 2011 | Food | Read More
Perhaps it was because Maro Polo visited China so long ago that Chinese have a pension for Italian food. Well, the Italian food that is generic and easily mass produced anyway. There are some amazing pizza places in Beijing, everything from authentic ma and pa deals with unique recipes to large, mega...

Best Outdoor Dining

Best Outdoor Dining May 5, 2011 | Food | Read More
Beijing has a lot of really great outdoor dining venues, and the options extend along the budget line making outdoor fare accessible to everyone. We’ve picked the top bar or restaurant with outdoor seating in each price range and have added a few establishment details for you to help make your...

Donkey, Dog, or Scorpion Meat, Sir?

Donkey, Dog, or Scorpion Meat, Sir? April 22, 2011 | Food | Read More
Ordering off a foreign menu with a spirit of adventure and glee, eagerly awaiting the surprise dish that is to arrive at your table, there are few things less appetizing than discovering what you pointed at was starfish soup or puppy skewers. Luckily, in Beijing, the oddities are delicacies paraded...

Top Five Romantic Restaurants for Valentines Day in Beijing

Top Five Romantic Restaurants for Valentines Day in Beijing February 3, 2011 | Food | Read More
Beijing is a romantic city. In February, during the Spring Festival, the city is decorated with red lanterns and fireworks are erupting all evening long. Valentine’s Day is an up and coming holiday in China, and more frequently, young lovers are celebrating this western holiday by gifting stuffed...

It’s Dessert Season!– How to Put on Winter Weight in Beijing!

It’s Dessert Season!– How to Put on Winter Weight in Beijing! December 16, 2010 | Food | Read More
“Why no, I haven’t put on weight this winter, this sweater is just very baggy on me!” This is an actual statement I overheard while in a sweet shop in Beijing last week. Winter is upon us, its freezing in Beijing and that can only mean one thing—time to put on the ‘fluff’ and keep warm and...

Finding Western Food in Beijing

Finding Western Food in Beijing November 29, 2010 | Food | Read More
If you are looking for a taste of home in Beijing, look no further than these shopping centers or grocery stores with international imports or at least a decent collection of non-traditional foods and goods. BHG. This high-end grocery store in the basement of Sanlitun Village boasts an impressive supply...

Tea for Two – Understanding Beijing’s Obsession with Tea

Tea for Two – Understanding Beijing’s Obsession with Tea November 22, 2010 | Food | Read More
China’s love of tea is deeply rooted in its culture. No visit to China is complete without a tour of a Chinese tea house. In Beijing, there are several excellent options for your first tea tasting or tea ceremony. A simple visit to a reputable, traditional tea house can do the trick. Trust me, after...
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