Bǎihé Vegetarian Restaurant
Tucked away down a hútòng, this cultural centre focuses on Chinese classes. Its main program is a six-week course (¥4500), but you can...
Down a maze of narrow alleys, the Hutong is a highly recommended Chinese-culture centre, run by a group of extremely knowledgeable...
Much maligned by non-Chinese drinkers, báijiǔ (literally ‘white alcohol’; a face-numbing spirit) is often compared to consuming paint...
Xiǎo Yú Shān
A very popular fixture along the Ghost Street eating strip, this giant seafood restaurant is always jammed with people cracking open...
23 Caoyuan Hutong; 东直门内北小街草园胡同甲23号 · interesting places nearby
Bǎihé Vegetarian Restaurant information
This peaceful, tastefully furnished, courtyard restaurant, which also serves as a delightful teahouse, has a wonderful air of serenity – it's not uncommon to see monks from nearby Lama Temple coming here for a pot of tea. The all-vegetarian menu (with English translations) includes imaginative mock-meat dishes as well as more conventional vegetable dishes and a range of tasty noodles.
With courteous service, this is one of Běijīng’s more soothing dining experiences; and it’s nonsmoking throughout. There’s also a separate and extensive tea menu – customers are welcome to come here just to sample the tea. To get here, walk north on Dongzhimen Beixiaojie from the junction with Ghost Street for 100m, then turn left into the first hútòng . The restaurant is on the right, although the sign is in Chinese only.