Beijing: Golden Harvest

by gigi on April 27, 2008

We arrived in Beijing late in the evening because our flight on Eastern China Airlines was delayed by over two hours. Even though we had originally planned to see a bunch of sites, including the Temple of Heaven, all we had time for was dinner. Golden Harvest is a Szechuan-style restaurant located just outside the ancient city walls of Beijing.

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We started off with some soup. I’m not too sure why, but when it first came out, it was a bit bubbly. It was a clear soup with eggs, bok choy, and mushrooms and was light and refreshing.

golden harvest

When we saw the sweet and sour lotus root, we actually thought it was some kind of meat. Imagine our surprise when it turned out to be lightly battered and deep-fried lotus root. :) I enjoyed this dish quite a bit. The lotus root was very fresh and tasty and went great with rice.

golden harvest

I found the black bean pork with peppers and onions to be on the oily side.

golden harvest

I wasn’t sure if the spicy cubed chicken was going to be very good but it turned out to be quite tasty. It was very spicy and I had to make sure my cup of tea was always close at hand. :) The chicken was very juicy and went very well with rice.

golden harvest

Of all the dishes here, I enjoyed the lotus root the most. Normally, I’m not a huge fan of sweet and sour dishes but I found this lotus root dish to be very unique.

Summary:
Food: [rating:3]
Service: [rating:2.5]

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