Cuisine: Brunch (Cantonese)
English Menu? Yes
Kids’ menu? No
General kid friendliness of menu: Picky eaters might require a little extra scouring
for, but the mild sweetness and low spice of Cantonese cuisine appeals to youngsters’
palates more than other zestier Chinese fare.
Staff: The staff is professional and most of them speak English.
Bathroom: Clean with sit-down toilets.
Best dishes for kids: The dim sum section of the menu has a selection of tasty dumplings kids might enjoy. Try the steamed pork buns, the steamed rice flour roll with shrimp, and fried rice with Chinese sausage.
Kids’ play area? No
Seating: Square tables surrounded with comfortable chairs. Screens divide the dining
room, providing a bit of privacy.
Price: RMB 400
Accepts credit cards? Yes
Must-order item: The pork and crab roe dumplings from the dim sum section of the
menu, or one of the sensory signature dishes, like steamed scallop and shrimp paste with egg white. Try the all-you-can-eat dim sum lunch from Mon-Fri for RMB 118. Set meals are half price for kids 6-12, and free for kids under 6.
In a nutshell: A Zen-like dining experience in the light-filled dining room, savoring subtle Cantonese flavors. The dumplings are juicy and light, and the meat dishes are coated in sweet and elegant sauces. The wait for such delicacies can be a bit long, however.
Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10.30pm. 4/F, Westin Beijing Chaoyang, 7 Dongsanhuan Beilu, Chaoyang District (5922-8880)