Tasty’s Is Back!
The popular cafe across from the exit of ISB was displaced last year when the building that housed it was demolished. In the interim, Tasty’s fans were still able to get the popular frozen goods from several locations in Shunyi. But now, a brand-new shop has opened. Much smaller than the last one (with seats for only 12 customers), Tasty’s nevertheless continues to offer sandwiches, cinnamon rolls, cookies, pizzas, chicken pot pie and apple pie. You can also bring back some frozen jiaozi and roubing to steam at home.
Daily 8am-7pm. Across from Yosemite Area A, South Exit, Yuyang Lu, Shunyi District (139 1095 8954) 顺义区榆阳路优山美地A区南门对面
Opening Soon: Two Mystery Stalls
Also on Yuyang Lu, further back from the road than Tasty’s, two stalls are now getting ready to receive customers. One says “Bob’s Arts and Framing” and the other says “Fruit Lady Fruits & Vegetables”. Inside, there is a frenzy as shelves are set up and the store is laid out. Soon, you will know if they are worth adding to your list of regular businesses to patronize.
At the Car Wash, Yeah: An Update
China Car Wash (洗车王国) might seem like an ambitious business name. This facility is ready to welcome you and your car, with brand spanking new interiors, machine-operated power hoses and a uniformed staff. While your car gets a pampering, duck into any one of Roma Lake’s many restaurants. A basic wash for a sedan starts at a hefty RMB 128, or bring the cost down to RMB 70 by buying a membership card. Extra charges apply for bigger cars and additional services.
Daily 9am-10pm. Roma Lake, Houshayu Town, Shunyi District (186 1293 1166) 顺义区后沙峪罗马湖
Sea Story: Seafood and Song
Right next door to China Car Wash, there’s a restaurant that specializes in seafood – very hard to come by in Shunyi. However, there’s no menu yet; the staff says that they will inform customers what is available each day – and promise to be able to do it in English as well. Let’s hope the seafood will not be caught at the man-made Roma Lake across from the restaurant. Come in the evening if you want to sit among locals and listen to the band, or duck in during lunchtime if you prefer a quiet meal.
Daily 10am-12mn. Roma Lake, Houshayu Town, Shunyi (189 3169 9215) 顺义区后沙峪罗马湖
Back By Popular Demand
There’s one more sale to be had tomorrow (June 6), by popular demand. Find marked-down Solo Per Te ponchos and scarves, Antonia Sampson’s jewelry, Claudia’s furniture, Tai Tai Gifts, Wendy’s Image Optics, and knick knacks from China and Europe. Don’t miss out!
10am-3pm. Claudia’s house at 22 Tianyuan, Quanfa Gardens (152 1097 4036). After entering Quanfa, take the last street to your right, take a left, and go with the bend to the left. You will see a big red house that says Green Park No. 22.
Photo by Dana Cosio-Mercado
Dana is the beijingkids Shunyi Correspondent. Originally from the Philippines, she moved to Beijing in 2011 (via Europe) with her husband, two sons and Rusty the dog. She enjoys writing, photography, theater, visual arts, and trying new food. In her free time, she can be found exploring the city and driving along the mountain roads of Huairou, Miyun and Pinggu.