14 December 2015

Shanxi Cuisine in Beijing

Shanxi pancakeShanxi people are committed to their simple crops. No other Chinese cuisine pays as much attention to staple food as Shanxi Cuisine. Shanxi people excel at making noodles. It is said that there are hundreds of different noodles in Shanxi and each of them with a unique flavor. Apart from that, vinegar plays an important part in Shanxi Cuisine. It offers tartness, yet with dense sweet-smelling flavor.

 Jinyang Restaurant
Chinese name: 晋阳饭庄(jìn yáng fàn zhuāng)
Average cost per person: CNY70
It is a time-honored brand restaurant serving Shanxi Cuisine in Beijing. The restaurant offers the eaters traditional genuine Shanxi Cuisine and the price is a little high.
Recommended Dishes: Crispy Duck, Sliced Noodles, Fried Boiled Pork
Jinyang Restaurant (Zhushikou Branch)
Location: No.241, Zhushikou Xi Da Jie, Xuanwu District
Hours: 11:00 - 14:00 17:00 - 20:30
Jinyang Restaurant (Baiguanglu Branch)
Location: No.10, Baiguang Lu, Xuanwu District
Jinyang Restaurant (Yingu Branch)
Location: Bldg B1, Yingu Mansion, No.9, Beisihuan Xilu, Haidian District
Jinyang Restaurant (Yuetan Branch)
Location: No.2 A, Yuetan Xijie, Xicheng District

 Kairui Haomen Restaurant
Chinese name: 凯瑞豪门食府(kǎi ruì háo mén shí fǔ)
On seeing this restaurant, you will be entranced by its imposing facade as well as its inner decor. All the private dining rooms are named after a story or character in Chinese classical masterpieces, such as Guangong Ting and Xixiang Ji. The large red lanterns, which are the symbol of Shanxi Province, are hung in line on each floor. There are cultural performances in the big hall every night, including Shanxi Folk Song, Magic and even Pulling Noodles. The first floor of the restaurant serves Shanxi cai while the second floor offers Guangdong cai.
Recommended Dishes: Crisp Bone Fish, Roast Suckling Pig, Yi Gen Mian - a kind of noodle as long as 15 meters (16.4 yards) and taste rather elastic.
Average Cost per Person: CNY110
Location: No.117, Xisihuan Beilu, Haidian District

 The Noodle Loft
Chinese name: 面酷(miàn kù)
As the name implies, the restaurant offers the diners a wide variety of noodles. The chef demonstrates his consummate skill at pulling noodles in the open kitchen; this is always impressive. But note that the noodles served here can be expensive.
Average Cost per Person: CNY60
Location: No.20, Xidawang Lu, Chaoyang District

 Jin Lao Xi Restaurant
Chinese name: 晋老西食府(jìn lǎo xī shí fǔ)
Recommended Dishes: Sliced Noodle, Yi Gen Mian, Baked Oats Noodle, Bean Curd Folded in Paper
Average Cost per Person: CNY30
Location: No.1, Baiwanzhuang Nanjie, Xicheng District

 Jinfeng Manor
Chinese name: 晋风庄园(jìn fēng zhuāng yuán)
Average Cost per Person: CNY50
Recommended Dishes: Stewed Live Fish with Vinegar
Location: Liyuan Xincun, Tongzhou District

 Tangdu Sanjin Restaurant
Chinese name: 唐都三晋大酒楼(táng dū sān jìn dà jǐu lóu)
Average Cost per Person: CNY50
Recommended Dishes: Sliced Noodle, Fried Boiled Pork
Location: 1/F, Huagong Mansion, No.16, Section 4, Anhuili, Chaoyang District

 Qiao's Compound
Chinese name: 乔家大院(qiáo jiā dà yuàn)
Average Cost per Person: CNY50
Location: north of Xiaocunqiao, Nansihuan, Fengtai District

 Sanjin Kao Lao Lao
Chinese name: 三晋栲栳栳(sān jìn kǎo lǎo lǎo)
Average Cost per Person: CNY30
Recommended Dishes: Kao Lao Lao, Sliced Noodles
Location: 2/F, Civil Aviation Mansion, No.15 A, Xi Changanjie, Xicheng District

 Jinyang Shuanglai Restaurant
Chinese name: 晋阳双来饭庄(jìn yang shuāng lái fàn zhuāng)
Average Cost per Person: CNY40
Recommended Dishes: Stewed Mutton in Sour Soup, Crispy Duck
Location: 2/F, Fangyuan Hotel, No.36, Dengshikou Xijie, Dongcheng District