If you are reading this, chances are that you are a theoretician. And if you are a theoretician, chances are that at some point Andy will invite you to Beijing. If he does, then obviously you will accept, and your number one question will be: where are all those restaurants that Luca has been talking about?
Ask no more. Hoeteck has compiled a list of the places I have been to. For each place, the name is spelled in the Pinyin romanization (without accents) and in Chinese characters. (In “simplified” characters, as currently used in mainland China.)
Friday, March 24
name of restaurant: gan guo ju 干锅居
location: near Tsinghua University east gate
This is where we had an awesome whole fish as well as a delicious frog dish. (It was my first time eating frogs.) More here.
Saturday, March 25
name of restaurant: xin jiang ban shi chu yi si lan fan zhuang 新疆办事处伊斯兰饭庄
location: “Xinjiang office” in northwest Beijing
This is the islamic Chinese restaurant with the lamb skewers costing 25 cents. More here. Unfortunately we have no idea how to find the marinated fish place again.
Sunday, March 26
name of restuarant: jiu tou niao 九头鸟
location: near Beijing University south gate
This was incredibly cheap and still quite good. It is within walking distance from Tsinghua, and the walk is pleasant. (See here)
Monday, March 27
name of restaurant: kou fu ju 口福居
location: da yun cun (大运村), near zhi cun lu subway station
This is the hot pot place.
Tuesday, March 28
name of restaurant: zui ai 醉爱
location: beside lotus center, near Tsinghua University east gate
This is the Fancy Place with the elevator attendant where we ate for $12.5 per person. The eggplants and the yellowtail tuna were amazing.
Wednesday, March 29
name of restaurant: li chang 黎昌
location: off Beijing University west gate, on the way towards the
The place with the private banquet room with our own two bathrooms.
Friday, March 31
name of restaurant: xin kai yuan 新开元
location: off Beijing University
Andy’s favorite place in Beijing.
name of restaurant: qiao jiang nan 俏江南
location: wang fu jing shopping district (multiple locations)
Very good, but the other branches are likely to be less expensive.