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Zheng's world on a Beijing plate

Updated: 2013-04-10 08:02
By Sun Ye ( China Daily)

Zheng's world on a Beijing plate

The late master chef Zheng Weizhi at Weilan Restaurant, which he founded in 1982. Provided to China Daily

The oldest Western restaurant in Beijing is a family business that is still nurtured by the founder's children, and treasured by its faithful regulars. Sun Ye uncovers the stories behind the years.

Wang Qilai has been going to the same restaurant for 25 years and he has never been disappointed. In fact, he credits it with having introduced him to Russian braised beef and opening his eyes to Western cuisine.

Zheng's world on a Beijing plate

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