Do the following restaurants in Beijing, China have good food -- Zhezhen, Xiao Longpu, and Mingjirongbao.
We are working with a travel agent to plan a tour of China. These are the restaurants that they recommended for our lunch stops during our time in Beijing. They will likely be economically-priced. But I would like to confirm that the food is tasty. Thank you.
The only one I've heard of is Xiao Long Pu, out by the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall. It's a safe enough restaurant with English menus.
Once you're in China you'll see there are so many restaurants that if the agents first choice really doesn't appeal you can walk a short distance and find a wide range of alternatives, or just fill up on steamed buns/pancakes from a corner shop.
Have a look at http://www.thebeijinger.com/blog/2011/03/21/The-Winners-the-Beijingers-8th-Annual-Reader-Restaurant-Awards. The website also has a large restaurant review section. about 6 years ago
You need to loosen up. Accept what you are given. If at first your meal dosen't appeal, say so. Eating in China is very safe as long as you observe the normal 'travelling' rules and they are, eat fresh, eat freshly cooked and eat where there are a lot of others doing the same. Try new foods, trust the people selling it but most of all, use your instincts at the time. Don't pre-judge, don't be put off by someone who got ill because they were careless.
Asian food is something to cherish, the only thing I would avoid is the insects. over 5 years ago