Guizhou Changwang Noodles
Reviewed in: Hepingli
You may feel you’ve had your fill of noodles in the Middle Kingdom, but chances are you haven’t tasted Guizhou changwang noodles (RMB 30), which combine the chewy texture of Lanzhou hand-pulled noodles, the spiciness of Sichuan’s dandan noodles, and the pungent scent of Hubei’s hot-dry noodles. A popular snack in Guiyang, changwang noodles are served with pig’s blood, intestines, and chicken oil in a hot and sour soup. The most authentic version can be found at Beijing Guizhou Mansion.
Reviewed in: Dongzhimen
Haagen-Dazs serves a rich selection of tasty ice creams, including the romantically-named Paris Spring (RMB 108). Featuring a scoop of strawberry ice cream and a strawberry macaroon, it’s a touch of spring on a plate.
Cheeseburger with Chopped Salad
Reviewed in: Sanlitun
The burgers at Great Leap’s Xinzhong Lu branch gained a devoted following in a very short period of time – and for good reason. The massive cheeseburger (RMB 50) delivers a one-two punch of double beef patties and oozing cheese layers, with pickles providing just the right amount of crunch. Fries can be substituted for a salad for RMB 6, and the weekday lunch special gets you RMB 10 off all burgers and salads (Mon-Fri 11.30am-2pm).
Katsu Curry with Pork Cutlet
Reviewed in: Beixinqiao
The Japanese may be known for their intricate culinary techniques, but there is something satisfyingly simple about this katsu curry with pork cutlet (RMB 35). Served in the homely setting of Suzuki Kitchen’s newest branch in Beixinqiao, the dish comes garnished with seaweed and a tomato relish.
Dishes tried-and-tested by Sijia Chen, Oscar Holland, Clemence Jiang, and Morgan Shang. Want to take a bite for yourself? See Directories for restaurant listings. Got a suggestion? Send us a photo and a description to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This article originally appeared on p31 of the beijingkids December 2013 issue.
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