The wait is finally over. With the release of Beijing’s first-ever Michelin Guide, which dropped earlier today, a new chapter for the city’s F&B scene has officially launched. Featuring 100 establishments, the guide includes Bib Gourmand and Michelin Plate selections, as well as the elusive stars list.
Dubbed a highly inclusive city, “Beijing is under the spotlight of the global gastronomic community with many world-famous chefs branching out their businesses here. The booming industry is a demonstration of an ancient yet vibrant city glittering with a combination of classic and modern,” said Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the Michelin Guides on the company’s press release.
The sole three-star recognition in the book was awarded to Xin Rong Ji (Xinyuan South Road), a restaurant that focuses on Taizhou cooking with fish from the East China Sea. This first-ever Beijing three-star selection is said to offer a “complete and extremely enjoyable dining experience made possible by comprehensive orchestration and thoughtful arrangement,” impressing the inspectors with “uncompromising perfection.”
You can see the selections of Michelin Guide Beijing 2020 below:
"A restaurant worth a special journey, indicating exceptional cuisine where diners eat extremely well, often superbly. Distinctive dishes are precisely executed, using superlative ingredients."
"A restaurant worth a detour, indicating excellent cuisine, skillfully and carefully crafted dishes of outstanding quality."
"A good place to stop on your journey, indicating a very good restaurant in its category, offering cuisine prepared to a consistently high standard."
Cai Yi Xuan
Cui Hua Lou
Da Dong (Gongti East Road)
Da Dong (Dongsi 10th Alley)
Family Li Imperial Cuisine (Xicheng)
Fu Chun Ju
Il Ristorante - Niko Romito
In Love (Gongti East Road)
Jing Yaa Tang
Lao Ji Tang
Lei Garden (Jinbao Tower)
Sheng Yong Xing (Chaoyang)
The Beijing Kitchen
Xin Rong Ji (Jianguomenwai Street)
Xin Rong Ji (Jinrong Street)
Bib Gourmand Restaurants
"Fantastic cooking at prices under RMB200 per person."
Bao Du Feng Jin Sheng Long
Bei Xin Qiao Lu Zhu
Gong De Lin
Chai Shi Feng Wei Zhai (Hai Dian)
Liu Quan Ju
Fang Zhuang Chang No.69 Zha Jiang Mian
Rong Xiao Guan (Baiziwan South 2nd Road)
Tian Chu Miao Xiang Vegetarian (Chaoyang)
Xi Yuan Ju (Qianmen Main Street)
Yin San Dou Zhi
Yu Hua Tai (Xicheng)
[Top image via Michelin/Pixabay]