The Southern Fish

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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

Xiao Susu

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Xiao Susu (小苏苏)
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Price: ¥¥
Location: China World Complex (Hotel Jen)
English Menu: Yes
English Service: Yes

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I could seriously eat Chinese food every day. There’s so much regional diversity in the cuisine that even after a decade of living here, I still discover new dishes. My heart breaks that so many Americans think of Chinese food as Panda Express or P.F. Chang’s. If only they knew… Read More