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Ji De Hua Tian
around Houhai Lake
If you're looking to sample real-deal local culture in Beijing, Ji De Hua Tian is your spot. -- " Beijingers seem to pop into Ji De Hua Tian a bit like a Londoner would pop into a café for afternoon tea, " according to the FT. "The restaurant’s speciality is a dish of finely chopped slices of lamb mixed simply with parsley, spring onion and sliced cucumber, which is stuffed into a sesame-sprinkled flatbread bun to become a Beijing version of an almost bite-sized brown hamburger." Ji De Hua Tian is located "around Houhai Lake, which heaves on a weekend afternoon with locals and tourists shoving into and out of lakeside bars, restaurants, coffee parlours and trendy bric-a-brac shops." Good value. [Financial Times] Read more in the attached, August 2009 review of Ji De Hua Tian by David Dodwell for the Financial Times.
Ji De Hua Tian is a savvy-insider, cool place to eat in Beijing, around Houhai Lake, featured and recommended by:
+ Financial Times August 8, 2009"Restaurant review: Ji De Hua Tian, Beijing"
Address: 4 Qinghai Dong Yuan
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