From the framed paper cutouts to the handicrafts on the walls, colorful décor gives this bustling joint a charm not found in many local eateries. Customers come for the classics from the central Chinese province of Shaanxi—best known as home to the terracotta soldiers. Top on the list is roujiamo, tasty pork patties cooked in an aromatic broth and served between rounds of unleavened bread (think of it as a Chinese version of a slider). Noodles are done particularly well, from wide green spinach noodles to chewy "long life" noodles made from yellow wheat flour. Qin Tang Fu also has some of the tastiest fried chicken this side of Colonel Sanders. Low tables and chairs, inexpensive prices, and a busy atmosphere make this a particularly fun stop for travelers with children.
Qin Tang Fu
69 Chaoyangmennei Nanxiaojie
Our Rating Neighborhood Chaoyang District Hours Daily 9am–2:30pm, 5–10:30pm Transportation
Metro: Chaoyangmen, plus a 15-minute walkPhone 010/6559-8135 Prices Meal for two, 50RMB–100RMB Cuisine Type Shaanxi Web site Qin Tang Fu
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