XinJiang (North West) style restaurant specializing in lamb and mutton dishes. Yes, not what you normally associate with Chinese cuisine and in fact the food reminded me more of Mediterranean than Chinese.
Yunnan style restaurant with a lot of mushroom dishes on the menu.
Ordering mistake: green orange juice. For some reason I expected juice from unripe oranges, in other words “(green orange) juice”.
Food is the one thing about Beijing that is unquestionably wonderful. If I had to summarize it in one word it would be “variety”. At every level. Number of restaurants; choices on the menu; selection of ingredients; preparation styles; cuisines. It seems impossible to ever try it all but over the next 3 month I’ll do my best…