As the Beijing Olympics enter their first full week, we thought we'd let you know that our friend Jeffrey Steingarten, writing in Vogue magazine, gives a list of his 18 favorite Beijing restaurants.
He also wants you to know that when noted Chinese food expert Fuchsia Dunlop went to the Chinese capital on a recent trip, she took one of his recommendations, went to a restaurant even she had never been to, and said it was one of the best restaurant meals she had ever had in the city. That restaurant is:
Chang Pu He Garden, 140 Nanchizi Street
On the eastern side of the Forbidden City
+86-10-8511-5556 or 8511-5557
If you want the guide, here's the deal: You have to go to vogue.com and scroll down toward the bottom, where you'll see an item titled "Lost in Beijing." I'd give you a direct link if I could, but the Vogue site does not give you the option of direct-linking. Sorry.