Chinese food you should not miss during your Beijing tour. In ancient times, people lived in Hutong Courtyards. The quadrangles, also called Siheyuans in Chinese, in Beijing have a long history, and they are traditional residential compounds with houses around courtyards. Now I will recommend some famous courtyard restaurant to you.
Dali Courtyard Restaurant
Located in Xijiaochang Hutong, Dali Courtyard Restaurant is famous for cooking Yunan Cuisine. View from the outside, Dali Courtyard Restaurant does not look magnificent, even a little old. However, it covered with plants and beautifully restored. It is one of the most romantic places to eat in Beijing for that it is in the subtle flavor of the cuisine of southwestern Yunnan province together with the beautiful setting.
No restaurant like Dali Courtyard Restaurant captures the atmosphere of laid back Yunnan. Sitting in this beautiful courtyard restaurant and watching the views in the courtyard, guests could easily image sitting the real town of Dali, particularly in the summer month as the sun streams through the surrounding trees.
There is no menu at Dali Courtyard Restaurant. Diners pay a fixed price of around US $15 for a meal of whatever was freshest when the chef went to the market.
Yi Zhan Restaurant
Yi Zhan Restaurant is well-known as a typical restaurant cook the traditional Hunan Cuisine. If you want to save your money, it is a good place fit for you. Though this restaurant is hard to find, it does offer delicious food with lower price. Even more, the food provided here may not be found in other restaurants.
While entering Yi Zhan Restaurant, you may feel that you have been out of the city and enjoying a kind of country life for that the environment of this restaurant is quiet. In addition, the service in Yi Zhan Restaurant is quite good. It provides various entertainment facilities for its guests, such as a projector and musical instruments.
Hidden within the Hutong of Huairou, Yunnan Restaurant is covered with green and famous for its delicious dishes. The restaurant is comparatively quiet though it locates at a noisy area.
The materials of food are transported from Yunnan to Beijing by air regularly. So there you could taste the freshest quality of food. According to different seasons, the menu in Yunnan Restaurant is different. In different seasons, customers can have different Yunnan authentic dishes.
All these courtyard restaurants have their own characteristic, so you can choose one to taste Chinese food. Besides, you will have an essential taste of Beijing history during your Beijing tour.