27 Feb '13, 11pm
Hello & 48 hours of non-stop eating in Beijing
Once you’re shown to your table, orders are taken by the server or you self-service with an iPad. The menu is laid out with accompanying pictures, and the variety is extensive. Meats (and innards), dumplings, seafood, types of noodles, including the hand-pulled noodles which are “pulled” right at your table, all arrived quickly. What we found particularly thoughtful was that half portions of each item can be selected, which means you can order a wider variety when there are just two of you. The cute girl who was our server also thoughtfully offered me a hair tie (to make sure my hair doesn’t get in the way!) and a little cloth for J to clean his (eye)glasses with (in case they get fogged up with the steaming soup from the pot!).