Kong Zi Institute

Restaurants

Imitation Imperial Cuisine Restaurant

From the Imperial Cuisine to the Imitation Imperial Cuisine, as the head of a state, the emperor enjoys glory, splendor, wealth and rank. There is a very interesting question to be asked: what did the emperor eat every day? How did he eat? The food prepared for the emperor is known as imperial cuisine. When the emperors of Qing Dynasty had a meal, there was always a table for him to dine alone except for during banquets. Each soup or dish was covered

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Tianfuhao Restaurant

Beijing Tianfuhao Food Factory has descended from the famous Tianfuhao Sauced Pork Shop. The Tianfuhao shop was set up in the third year of the reign of Emperor Qianlong (1738 A.D) in the Qing Dynasty. Its original site was at the northeast corner of Xidan Arch. There was an anecdote about the founding of Tianfuhao. In the third year of the reign of the Emperor Qianlong, Liu Fengxiang came to Beijing with his grandsons from Yexian County of Shandong

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Haiwanju Restaurant

It may be said that Haiwanju (means great bowl) Restaurant has incisively and vividly exerted Beijing's "manliness culture". As soon as you enter the restaurant, the strong sense of old Beijing will blow on your face. The traditional Beijing dialect is everywhere when the waiters are greeting the customers loudly and clearly. Their enthusiasm will make you nearly feel overwhelmed. Take the signature food of Haiwanju - boiled noodles with fried soy

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Town of Boiled Fish Restaurant

The sliced fish in hot chili oil from the restaurant Town of Boiled Fish can be claimed to be the most famous dish in Beijing. It is typical fare from northern Chongqing, with a crisp outside and soft inside with chilis in it. It is cooked in boiling oil. The customers first select a fish that they like from the aquarium, and then the fish will be killed on-site to ensure its freshness. The heated chilis can remove the fishy smell and ensure the

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Youyicun

“Where hills bend, streams wind and the pathway seems to end, past dark willows and flowers in bloom lies another village.” When Jiang Bo was appointed governor of Hunan province in the 8th year of reign of Emperor Qianlong (1743), he thought about this verse from the famous poet Lu You of the Southern Song Dynasty. He then named the place of his government “Youyicun” (another village), which has been prosperous ever since. Century-old restaurants

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Li Family Restaurant

The Li family dishes are the secret dishes of the descendants of Li Zijia, Chancellor of the Imperial Palace. As the head of the Imperial Palace, he was deeply trusted by the Empress Dowager Cixi. The dishes from the Imperial kitchen had to be examined and approved and even tasted by him before being served to Cixi and the emperor. Therefore, he tasted all the imperial cuisine. Each time he looked at the menu, he would memorize it and note it down

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South Beauty

Beijing’s South Beauty Company Limited is a Limited Liability Company engaging in the operation and management of catering services. Founded in 2000, South Beauty Company Limited has created a Sichuan cuisine boutique restaurant with “South Beauty” branding and combined Eastern and Western cultures with a unique charm. There are not so many famous dishes on the menu. Original signature dishes are very popular in the restaurant. The twice-cooked

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Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant

In the 14th year of the Emperor Daoguang’s reign (1834), floods devastated Jizhou in Hebei Province, making it difficult for the Yang family to survive. The founder of Quanjude, Yang Quanren, 15 at the time, left home for the Chinese capital. He was at first hired to raise ducks in the suburbs and learnt how to feed and slaughter ducks and chickens. In 1837, he set up a stand with an associate, selling raw chickens and ducks near Zhengyang Bridge.

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Tongheju Restaurant

Tongheju Restaurant is one of the earliest time-honored restaurants that specialize in Shandong cuisine. Started in the second year of Emperor Daoguang of the Qing dynasty (1822), the restaurant’s main attraction is Fushan dishes. In the beginning, the restaurant, whose name meant “happy and harmonious together” was virtually unknown. One day, a feudal official came to the restaurant. Knowing that he was in charge of financial affairs in the

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Tongchunlou Restaurant

Situated in Qianmen Avenue and beside Nantian Bridge, Tongchunlou Restaurant opened in the reign of Emperor Daoguang of Qing Dynasty and specializes in Shandong cuisine. Its owner is surnamed Tang. Tongchunlou is a two-floored building, with four private rooms on each floor and another twenty dinner tables. The front of the restaurant has four doors, above which hangs a black tablet inscribed with golden characters “Tongchunlou”. In the past,

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