About Lincoln C
Lives in Hong Kong
Since Mar 2010
25-34 year old male
Canadian Chinese guy living in Hong Kong. Loves to go hiking, camping and always up for an adventure ! Enjoys eating things, exploring hidden gems, and other awesome stuff.
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Flea & Street Markets, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Shopping Malls
Huajia Yiyuan is a classic restaurant in Beijing with a long history. The restaurant is located in a renovated hutong house (courtyard house), blending traditional styles with modern decor. They offer a variety of popular Chinese dishes from different parts of China, including Peking duck. While the food isn't exceptional, it's the decor and atmosphere that make this restaurant such a long-serving institution in Beijing.
One of the premier dining locations in Beijing, TRB offers world-class food and service in a truly unique venue. The restaurant is set within a 600-year old temple, which has been tastefully and beautifully restored. Serving contemporary European cuisine, with some local influences as well, the food is presented well and tastes great. TRB is everything you would expect and more from an upscale restaurant of this caliber.
A trip to Beijing isn't complete without some Peking duck! The many options for Peking duck in Beijing will not disappoint, but one of my favorites is the Dadong chain, and particularly the restaurant located at Nanxincang. Nanxincang itself is an imperial granary and warehouse, converted into a fine-dining area. With a lot of the old architecture preserved in the design, you can feel the historic atmosphere as you enjoy the delicious cuisine.
Ghost Street is an entire street lined with iconic red lanterns, that light up at night, making for great pictures and a fun atmosphere. The entire street is filled with restaurants — including many hot pot restaurants — and it's a popular place for locals. Most of the restaurants are open late, so it's often a lively area later in the evening.
Black Sesame Kitchen is a private kitchen, which means you must call ahead to make a private booking. Serving a family-style meal prepared by two executive chefs, this special kitchen has received many awards and accolades, including being named one of Asia's top restaurants by the Miele guide.
Haidilao is a chain of hotpot restaurants, originally from Sichuan, and famous for hospitality. Saying the staff here are willing to go the extra mile is an understatement — you can get your nails done, have a neck massage, and enjoy a fruit plate, all while waiting for a table! The hotpot is pretty good too!
Dumplings are one of the staples of northern cuisine, and one of the best in the business is Baoyuan Jiaozi Wu. This local restaurant with over 15 years history specializes in dumplings, and there seems to be every variety known to man on offer here. While the service, ambiance, and atmosphere are average, the food is simple, delicious, and cheap — making this an excellent spot for some comfort food.
Dali Courtyard is located within the Hutongs and specializes in Yunnan cuisine. Beautifully restored, unassuming and charming — it has great terrace seating and a laid-back vibe for you to relax and enjoy a meal. Yunnan cuisine is different from traditional Chinese dishes, featuring mushrooms and lots of local herbs.
Street food is a part of Beijing's food culture. As you explore the city, you'll see the ubiquitous BBQ skewer stalls on street corners, as well as a variety of hawkers offering various tasty snacks. Wangfujing is a tourist area — featuring a snack street and night market — that serves a variety of common as well as exotic street foods.