Category Archives: Restaurant reviews

China really, really loves Hello Kitty

And of course so does the rest of Asia – she is an amazing phenomenon.  When I first came to China I didn’t ‘get’ Hello Kitty (which I will refer to as HK from now on). As far as I … Continue reading

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Double Blessing – Shuang Fu restaurant is cheap and cheerful

A Chinese friend of mine lives right next to Ditan Park  (Temple of Earth)  which is one of Beijing’s four great central temple parks. Whenever she and I want to get together for a catch-up on life, the universe and … Continue reading

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Best Value Lunch in Beijing – Alameda

I have never been one of those ‘Ladies Who Lunch’ but here in Beijing I am beginning to think that I might fancy becoming one. Yesterday a Chinese friend and I agreed to meet for lunch – I wanted to … Continue reading

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Fast Food in China – who needs KFC, McDonald’s or Pizza Hut?

I first visited China in 1993, and in the 18 years that have elapsed there have been many, many changes. One change that started quite a few years ago is the proliferation of western ‘Fast food’ restaurants. I think the … Continue reading

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Bunny Chow & Bobotie in Beijing

Today AMM and I took some friends out for Sunday Lunch. The restaurant we chose was not a typical Chinese dim sum restaurant, nor was it in one of the restaurants in the big 5 star hotels which offer special … Continue reading

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My favourite restaurant – Guoyao Xiaoju

Oh what a dilemma, I want to tell you about my favourite restaurant in Beijing, but on the other hand, I don’t want everybody to know about it. Selfish of me I know, but it is a very small restaurant … Continue reading

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Oodles of Noodles

Its time for another restaurant review, and this time it’s a Shanxi restaurant.  Shanxi (not to be confused with Shaanxi) is an inland province to the south west of Beijing, in a region famous for its cereal crops.  It is … Continue reading

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