Beijing's Top Ten Yunnan Restaurants
Updated: 2006-04-13 10:46
Yunnan is a beautiful Chinese name meaning "south of the clouds". Yunnan is
not only famous for its beautiful scenery, it's also home to a richly varied
cuisine using fresh and natural ingredients. In Beijing, Yunnan cuisine is
becoming more and more popular, especially in spring when people like to eat
fresh food to match the new season.
The most well known Yunnan dishes are 'Across the Bridge Rice Noodles' (Guo
Qiao Mi Xian) and 'Steamed Pot Chicken' (Qi Guo Ji).
'Across the Bridge Rice Noodles' is made of soup, sliced meat, rice noodles
and seasonings. A big china bowl filled with boiling soup and a layer of oil is
served with a soup of boiled chicken and pork bones - the clearer the broth, the
'Steamed Pot Chicken' is sealed in a pot and steamed for several hours.
Sometimes special medicinal herbs are added, making this tasty dish even more
Now let's check out where you can find Yunnan cuisine in Beijing.
South Silk Road (Cha Ma Gu Dao)
One of the most famous Yunnan restaurants in Beijing, South Silk Road
offers typical Yunnan specialties like smoked ham, wild mushrooms and homemade
rice wine. Of course, you shouldn't miss its 'Across the Bridge Rice Noodles'
and 'Steamed Pot Chicken". The second floor of this restaurant is made of glass.
So ladies, if you're wearing a dress, you might prefer to sit on the first
Location 1: No. 12-13 Tianhefang, Houhai, Xicheng District
Tel: 010- 66155515
Tips: The Houhai restaurant has plenty of
outdoor seating with a good view of the lake.
Location 2: 3/F, D Tower, SOHO, No.88 Jiangguo Road
Location 3: 2-3/F, No.4 Anhuili, Chaoyang District