Random Eats in Beijing – Shanxi Restaurant


Ben had a meeting at the office. He came home just in time for lunch.

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Ben and I walked to a nearby Shanxi Restaurant for lunch.

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The Shanxi Restaurant is famous for it’s hand shaved noodle.

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The restaurant even has an Ultraman looking robotic chef to shave noodle. But it was not working when I was there.

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We had beef balls and prawns noodle since this is a noodle shop.

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The noodle is al-dante and chewy.

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We also ordered a dry fry vermicelli (tung fern). It was very fragrant; perhaps fried with pork fat. There were ground pork. chopped up shrimp and dried shrimp. I love this a lot. I will order this again.

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For vegetables, we had stir fried Chinese cabbage with wood ear.

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Our main dish was a mala (numbing spicy) flavour fish with Chinese celery. Other accompaniments included wood ear, enoki mushroom, and lotus root.

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The fish was served whole with the flesh partially fillet for easy pickup with chopstick.

The meal came to RMB189 (CAD32).

3 thoughts on “Random Eats in Beijing – Shanxi Restaurant

  1. Your pictures of the vermicelli, cabbage, and ma la dish look so good that I’ve photocopied them to take home and cook them tonight!

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