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“famous story & great food (traditional Beijing dumplings)”

Bei Jing Dou Yi Chu Shao Mai Guan (Qian Men)
Ranked #311 of 12,772 Restaurants in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese
Neighbourhood: Chongwenmen
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Neighbourhood: Chongwenmen
Reviewed 14 November 2012

it's said there's a famous story about its history - long time ago there's an empire of China returned to the capital from a long & tiring journey, and ate there before arriving the Forbidden City, and was impressed very much... good story, but I care about the food more...:P

They serves all kinds of Beijing dumplings, but most famous for their varieties of steamed dumplings. We tried 4 kinds, veggie, pork, Three kind of Freshness, (veggie mixed with seafood), and something others. The dumplings were severed with lovely appearances, and tastes very nice too. But the most impressive part are the cold dishes! Too many dishes I want to try but didn't get space to try many.... The veggie salad, chicken & rice noodle, and some other one are recommended.

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Reviewed 11 October 2010

This restaurant was recommended in the Lonely planet Beijing guide and was really a great finding. Food was great, we had dumpling including the specialty of hair crab (very good).
It's a great option if you are doing Tienanmen square, es very close. I was about $10/person but it could be cheaper if you don't go for the crab dumplings.

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