Xiao Wang Fu

 

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RESTAURANT REVIEW

Xiao Wang Fu (小王府)
Cuisine: Regional Chinese classics
Price: ¥¥
Location: GuangHua DongLi, CBD
English Menu: Yes
English Service: No

Beijing’s restaurant scene is dynamic. It’s not uncommon to go to one of your favorite restaurants and find that it’s suddenly…vanished. This was especially true when I first moved to the city, and it seemed like non-stop construction. In some ways, Beijing has slowed down a bit and more stable. But I think about some of those restaurants that I used to frequent that are no more and can’t help but feel nostalgic. So, when a restaurant has managed to survive after all these years you know it’s unique. Now I introduce you to Xiao Wang Fu. Read More

The Southern Fish

RESTAURANT REVIEW

The Southern Fish (渔芙南)
Cuisine: Hunan
Price: ¥¥
Location: FuChengMen, XiCheng District
English Menu: Yes
English Service: No

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Hunan cuisine (湘菜) ranks as one of my absolute favorites. I was somewhat dismayed when one of my Hunanese friends told me that Chinese people mostly consider it low-brow. “Why?” I asked startled. “It’s viewed as too oily, not healthy.” Well, that was precisely what drew me to it in the first place. Read More