Roast Half Chicken
Paulaner Brauhaus is known for its beer and brats, but sometimes there’s nothing more comforting than a savory roast chicken. With spiced skin on the outside and tender meat on the inside, the roast half chicken with French fries (RMB 138 plus 15 percent surcharge) pairs just as well with beer as any brat.
There’s a reason why “shrimp” is a derogatory word for a person of small stature. Eschew those wimpy little crustaceans in favor of the mighty king prawn, delicious grilled or roasted. FEAST (Food by EAST) has roasted king prawns marinated in citrus and fennel seed served alongside a salad of green olives and herb fennel. RMB 78 for a small portion (three prawns) or RMB 128 for a large portion (six prawns).
Crispy Chicken Salad
If you like your salads filling, then this gigantic plate of Crispy Chicken salad (RMB 62) from Hungry Horse in Shunyi definitely fits the bill. Breaded chicken fingers on top of crisp greens, tomatoes, black olives, cheddar cheese, and a sweet honey mustard dressing are tossed together and served on a such a large plate that you’ll be having it as your entire lunch or dinner. You may even find there’s enough to split between both meals.
Morning, late afternoon or after dinner, the almond croissant is a pastry that tantalizes the senses of sight, smell and taste. A decadent creation from Comptoirs de France, the almond croissant (RMB 18) contains just the right amount of chocolate, which does not over power the buttery taste of the pastry. The almond toppings gives the moist croissant a slight crunch.
Tried-and-trued dishes by Ellis Friedman, Sijia Chen, Dana Cosio-Mercado, and Nimo Wanjau. Got a suggestion? Send us a photo and a description at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos by Ellis Friedman, Sijia Chen, Dana Cosio-Mercado, and Nimo Wanjau
This article originally appeared on p29 of the beijingkids August 2013 issue.
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