28 May '12, 1pm
Real Zha Jiang Mian noodles at Marriott promotion
The Spirit of Beijing promotion, from May 25 to June 3, will see Chef Gong helming the restaurant’s newly created live cooking station. Selected items will continue to be available at the cafe till June 17. The highlight is the homemade Beijing Noodles in Black Bean Sauce (Zha Jiang Mian). The hand-pulled noodles, made on-the-spot by a cook from Shenyang, not far from Beijing, is topped with the rich and aromatic bean sauce with a litte minced meat. As the items are made for a buffet, you can't expect Chinese restaurant quality or the chef to whip up his more innovative dishes. But if you're unfamiliar with Beijing cuisine, you can check out simple, homestyle dishes to those that require more work. Most are dishes that have fed millions of families for centuries in and around Beijing.