This modest hole-in-the-wall has some of the tastiest dumplings around. The traditional jiaozi, which are boiled, come with a variety of fillings: Pork, shrimp, and vegetarian options are mainstays. If you prefer the fried potstickers, known as guotie, the version here is delicious and a bit different than most, since they are not completely enclosed. The servings are large: Each order comes with 15 dumplings, so make sure you're hungry. The rest of the simple menu focuses on well-done basics like fried rice and stir-fried vegetables. The décor is a testament to the place's appeal among foreign visitors, with walls covered in international flags, colorful drawings, and appreciative comments by customers from around the world. The servers speak some English, unusual for such a local spot.
Mr. Shi's Dumplings
Off Gulou Dongdajie74, Baochao Hutong
Our Rating Neighborhood Gulou Hours Daily 10:30am–10:30pm Transportation
Metro: Nanluoguxiang or ShichahaiPhone 010/8405-0399 Prices Meal for two, 50RMB–100RMB Cuisine Type Chinese Web site Mr. Shi's Dumplings
MapOff Gulou Dongdajie74, Baochao Hutong Beijing
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