On their way to explore Beijing, foreign visitors want to taste the various styles of Chinese cuisines. Richang Cantonese Restaurant, situated between the North 3rd Ring and the North 4th Ring, is a favorite eatery for gastronomes.
There are several reasons why Richang has become so popular in the capital: its authentic Cantonese cuisine is prepared by chefs coming from Hong Kong, and its delicious menu harbors reasonable prices. According to a waitress (who could not speak English) the restaurant is always full from 6 pm to 9 pm. the same waitress told me a dish named Baozai rice (Baozaifan ́̉×Đ·¹) is a customers¡¯ favorite. A serving of Baozai rice in preserved ham taste costs RMB 25. Milk tea (RMB 10 ~ 15) and Cantonese soup (RMB 5 ~ 15) are also on the repeat gastronomes¡¯ favor lists.
Compared with other Cantonese restaurants, Richang is also a nice place to spend some quiet time. Its business hours are from 10 am to 23 pm. Outside of lunch and dinner times, patrons can meet there and chat with friends while sipping on a cup of Cantonese milk tea.
The fare is approximately RMB 40 per person.
What I appreciated:
Baozai rice in preserved ham taste
What customers appreciate:
Authentic Cantonese taste, good reputation, reasonable prices
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