Hunan cuisine, the most recognized Chinese cooking in the United States, also happens to be one of the most renowned styles in China. While the American version of Hunan Cuisine toned down the spiciness and the menu to fit American taste, the Chinese version maintained its original roots. You can enjoy the entire palette of Hunan dishes in Beijing at Xiang Li Xiang Wei.
A popular Hunan restaurant in the Chaoyang District, Xiang Li Xiang Wei opened its doors in 2006. It offers the full range of Hunan dishes, from Zu An Shark Fin to Xiangxi Acid Meat, from Spicy Chicken to Sugar Lotus Root. All cost no more than RMB 150
Braised Country Chicken with Spicy Sauce and Hot Pepper, at RMB 52, is a big hit for the patrons. Fried Duck with Pepper, a recent original Xiang Li-Xiang Wei creation that stays true to its Hunan roots, has quickly gained popularity with the customers.
Many expats frequent the restaurant, so if you really need recommendations, you just might find someone to help you out. Of course, the waitresses there are also very helpful in this regards. Just make sure you do like spicy dishes.
If you are lucky enough to visit the restaurant on its anniversary, the restaurant gives you a 20% discount on your meal.
What I appreciate
Reasonable Prices and Welcoming atmosphere
What customers appreciate
Reasonable prices and delicious dishes
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