After several weeks of Chinese diet it was time for a cleanse at a French bistro.
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.
A small dumpling place in Baochao Hutong, with a somewhat westernized menu catering more to foreigners than Chinese.
I had a great meal in this restaurant the last time so decided to return, unfortunately with much less luck this time.
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.
The restaurant chain serves dishes from Huaiyang cuisine.