Cuisine from the Chinese capital
A cornucopia of Chinese alphabets, lanterns and canvas, and of course, pure Chinese cuisine, greets the Beijing's customer.
CHINA IN HYDERABAD: The ambience is typically Chinese.
BEIJING AWAITS you at Secunderabad with 40 chairs, about a dozen tables and a laughing Buddha.
A couple of Chinese alphabets slapdashed at places where you would least imagine, Vanessa Mae's slow strings, a lot of lanterns and watercolour and much more food than you thought, complete the cornucopia of this Chinese capital here, right in the heart of the city.
A dreary two-flight staircase lead one to this eatery. Of course, the nose is the first thing that alerts you to your impending arrival at Beijing (Phone number: 27803567).
An inviting ambience, minimal décor, spic n' span interiors and the extra-broad grin of Hyderabadi waiters welcome you. Down a chilled glass of Chinese beer (non alcoholic), if you should and you are as fresh as a flower.
BECKONING ENTRANCE: The restaurant serves a variety of dishes.
A restaurant's soup sets the tone for the meal. Beijing offers quite a variety as much as the Chinese mainland. Typical Chinese soups are the Talu Mein, Tun Yum, Thai, Hot and sour, Wanton noodle and Cantonese. If you are a veggie and love parachutes, the Bean curd soup is worth a try. For carnivores, there is the Chicken potage soup amongst many other options.
The menu is a strong-140 item list and mere browsing whets the appetite as much as the tantalising aroma emanating from the Chinese kitchen.
Just in case you are the kind who orders Foo young, thinking it will be an interesting plate of Chinese biryani or noodles, seek prior information from the friendly waiters about the physical appearance and ingredients of the dish. For confusion is common, going by the classical Chinese names like, Mee fun, Mapo tofu and Szechwan booth, which will, in all certainties, arouse one's gastronomic desires for an adventure.
And if you are the kind who want to play safe, the trusted, tried-tested Chow or Noodles or Fried rice, is there for a safe game.
The best sellers in veg., are Bean curd dumpling, Cabbage in cream sauce, Basket noodles and Singapore rice, among the other regulars. For seafood lovers, the take can be made on, Soya bean fish, Crispy prawn, et al, while connoisseurs of the Chicken biryani can go in for Diced chicken in red pepper, Stir fried chicken in bird's nest or Szechwan chicken dry with cold noodles and hot garlic sauce.
"We have tailored the prices to suit every purse," says the owner. "Good and genuine food is our motto and we see that it is delivered to the utmost level till the end," he continues. Do not forget the Chinese tea to end the meal with. "Said to be a potent rejuvenator, Chinese tea is even better than the Irani variety," says C.K. Satyapraveen, a Beijing-aficionado.
If around Y.M.C.A, Secunderabad, do pay homage to this Chinese capital for a pure Oriental culinary occurrence.
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