Mei Zhou Dong Po 眉州东坡酒楼

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Spicy spring bamboo shoots.

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Braised Dongpo Pork Hock (like Polish Golonka or German Eisbein but in spicy Sichuan sauce). The waiter pulled it apart before I could take the picture.

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Café de la Poste 云游驿

After several weeks of Chinese diet it was time for a cleanse at a French bistro.

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T-bone, no chopsticks.

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钟鼓缘

The restaurant had two things going for it: outside sittings, so I could park my bike next to the table, and a bar next door with the cheapest import beer I’ve seen in Beijing. The food wasn’t very good.

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Spicy green beans.

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Sichuan style twice cooked pork.

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Mr. Shi’s Dumplings 老石饺子馆

A small dumpling place in Baochao Hutong, with a somewhat westernized menu catering more to foreigners than Chinese.

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Bitter melon.

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Fried dumplings.

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Cucumber.

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Spice Spirit 麻辣诱惑

Sichuan, again.

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Fish in spicy oil.

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Mei Zhou Dong Po 眉州东坡酒楼

I had a great meal in this restaurant the last time so decided to return, unfortunately with much less luck this time.

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Chicken with chestnuts.

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Green peas with minced pork.

Ordering mistake: yes.
In all fairness, I went rather late and for my first two choices the waiter came back from the kitchen saying that they were out (or as she put it “Beijing duck is over”). The chicken dish had every part of a chicken except for the meat. The peas were bland. The is the first time I came back from the dinner hungry.

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Nanjing Impression 南京大排档

The restaurant chain serves dishes from Huaiyang cuisine.

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Steamed rise with bacon in bamboo tube.

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Pork with glutinous rise.

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Steamed bun with roast duck.

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Lotus seeds in tremella soup.

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