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This is, as far as I understood, one of the classic Beijing Dumpling restaurant, and since it have been doing dumplings since 1738, it should be. These dumplings were certainly very tasty – but I am not an expert – and the restaurant had a...More
Locate at a middle of Qian Men pedestrian street. Place is often fully booked so prepare wait for moment to get a seat. Food is really good traditional Chinese/Peking. Especially shoa mai is delicious as well as gabbage with sesam sauce. Stronly recommend that place.
If nothing else, I found the history of this restaurant dating back to 1738 quite intriguing and to have the emperor Qianlong dine there incognito is pretty amazing. Anyways, the main specialty of this restaurant are dumplings. We had quite a good selection of dumplings...More
Food , along with service is just mediocre. I have had better Shao Mai in Hong Kong, Toronto or New York. In fact I find their other dishes better than the Shao Mai. I don’t recommended purposely making the trip there, which we did and...More
I am having Shao Mai seafood and pork, taste is not good as expected from its price. I had it in very local restaurant yesterday, taste is better with only 10 CNY, while here is 56 CNY.
Pork has strange smell like not fresh, skin...More
One of the best dinners we had in Beijing. Strongly recommend their shao mai. We have not tasted anything else but other dishes served in nearby tables looked also very good.
They close quite early so make sure you do not arrive after 21h00 (this...More
read about this restaurant from my Beijing guidebook, claim to be a famous restaurant which have to wait outside to be seated. suprisingly there were not much customers when we went for dinner.
serving was ok, but food preparation was taking too long time. i...More
I was taken by my Chinese hosts to this restaurant for a late lunch on a Tuesday. The restaurant is claimed to have a history going back 600 years. Downstairs was packed but upstairs was much quieter. Part of the menu, the part listing the...More