Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Apart from Hangzhou and Shanghai, Grandma Kitchen () outlet is also located along Beijing's pedestrian street - Wangfujing (). This outlet, like those in other cities, was still very popular. Throngs of diners were queueing patiently to get a table and the wait was worth it. 

Without any hesitation, we ordered some of our favourite dishes, including the Spicy Potato Slices in Claypot (干锅土豆). Priced at RMB18, this was absolutely delicious. The sauce was rich and spicy. The potato slices were just right. You can eat them on its own. (Food rating: 4.5/5)

Hangzhou Braised Duck (杭州卤鸭) was one of the highlights. The duck meat was extremely tender and the rich sweet aroma in the duck was extremely addicting. We kept eating until it was all gone. (Food rating: 4/5)

Fried Chinese Long Beans with Red Chilli is highly recommended. I loved the crunchy texture of the beans and the spicy sauce blended very well with the vegetables. More importantly, the long beans did not have a raw taste but had the nice fragrance. Simply unforgettable. (Food rating: 4/5)

The Tomato with Egg Soup was a simple home-style soup that had a very nice subtle fragrance. The tomato chunks were sweet and fresh. The overall soup was unforgettable. (Food rating: 4.5/5)

避风塘豆腐鱼 was cooked in Cantonese style. The specialty was the garlic. This dish was crispy fish, garlic and spicy. (Food rating: 3/5)

Grandma's Rice Cakes (外婆年糕) was made of glutinous rice cakes drizzled with rich saccharine syrup and then sprinkled with nice smelling osmanthus flowers. The dessert was very sweet but the sweet-smelling osmanthus flowers were extremely fragrant. (Food rating: 4/5)

Address: China, Beijing, Dongcheng, Wangfujing St, 138号新东安广场6层
Rating: 4/5
Price: $
Stuffness Level (How full you are): 5/5

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Founded in Beijing, Dong Lai Shun (东来顺) is famous for its authentic mutton hot pot (涮羊肉) and Huaiyang cuisine. Huaiyang cuisine is derived from Huaian, Yangzhou, and Zhejiang with the style centering Yangzhou and Huaian. Huaiyang cuisine features light and sweetened taste, paying more attention on cutting technique and cooking temperature. Main dishes include large meatball, soft eels, etc.

If you have eaten hot pot from Haidilao, Tsukada Nojo, Qi Xiang Chicken Hot pot, Mini Steamboat, you may find Dong Lai Shun interesting. The broth was very bland even though you have ordered the Sichuan Hot and Spicy broth. I was in doubt for a month. I thought something was wrong with my taste buds.

For the sauces and garnishes, you have to order separately, each at a price. We ordered, sesame sauce, peanut sauce, sliced green and red chilli and gourmet light soy sauce.

We ordered the signature mutton slices, and other ingredients.

The National-Grade Mutton

Mutton Slices

Other ingredients

More mutton slides from other parts.

My favourite, Mutton Kebab.

Address: 北京东城区王府井大街198号
Rating: 3.5/5
Price: $
Stuffness Level (How full you are): 5/5

Saturday, December 03, 2016




Address: 王府井大街帅府园胡同9号
Food rating: 3/5
Price: $
Stuffness Level (How full you are): 5/5

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