Reviews on Chinese food in Jinzhong, Shanxi, China. Jinzhong, formerly Yuci, is a prefecture-level city with 3,249,425 inhabitants at the 2010 census in east central Shanxi province of the People's Republic of China.
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Long Yuan Restaurant is located in the Hotel Kempinski. A member of our family has severe shellfish allergy. We couldn't find any local restaurants or fast food places near the hotel that could take care of shellfish allergy. We saw that the hotel's Chinese restaurant Long Yuan had shellfish items in the menu. It specializes in upscale Cantonese cuisine, but we were interested in the Shanxi cuisine in the menu. We spoke to the hostess to explain shellfish allergy and precautions required for food preparation and cooking. We were very impressed with the level of service of the staff to take care of our shellfish allergy. The hostess who was more fluent in English than the rest of the staff, took our order and personally went to the kitchen to explain and ensure that the chef and kitchen staff would take the necessary care of not cross-contaminating with any shellfish in the food preparation and cooking. The hostess brought our dishes herself.We were so delighted that we could savour some of the Shanxi province traditional dishes. We enjoyed so much the food the first night that we went for a second night. Shanxi province is known for their handmade noodles. Therefore, we ordered the Hand Made Tick Noodles and the Shredded noodles. We ordered the following dishes for our meals:Hand Make Tick Noodles: It was stir fried with tomato and eggs, which is a classic Shanxi dish. The flavour was subtle and balanced with the acidity of the tomato. Wok Fried Sliced Pork with onion and black fungus: Is another traditional Shanxi dish. We were impressed with this dish as the sliced pork was very tender and the black fungus gave a slippery and firm texture, which provided a nice contrast in texture. The flavour was complimented with sliced cucumber like vegetable with onion. Mixed Vegetable Shanxi Style: Beware for those who are looking for vegetarian dish. The name of the dish implies to be vegetarian, but we were surprised that this dish had pork belly and meatballs, with tofu, string beans, sliced black fungus and flat rice noodles cooked in a broth. The flavour was subtle but well complimented with all the ingredients. We enjoyed the flat rice noodles in the dish. This is a large and very filling dish.The Shredded noodle dish was simply stir fried with a brown sauce.The Pork Belly with starch dish was another surprise, as it was presented on a steam half a melon. The meat did not appear to be pork belly, but it was tender. Flavours were very subtle.Sliced noodle with clear chicken soup: This is a subtle flavoured dish with thicker flat wheat noodles that was softer in texture, complimented with sliced black fungus, red bell pepper, tofu and leafy vegetable. Overall, we enjoyed sampling the local food. Shanxi province is known for their noodles and aged black vinegar, which looks like balsamic with a different taste.For restaurant seating, there are different sized private rooms for groups. But for those smaller party will be seated at an open area on the third floor of the hotel overlooking the main floor.
Been in this restaurant many times over the last few years. Quality of the food has been kept consistently high, as proofed by the steady flow of local customers, any day of the week. It is a typical local venue, quite popular among the locals, part of a franchise that you would find in several other places in Shanxi at least. You will not find many foreigners there, actually the only ones I saw in this place were the guests I took there!Traditional Hunan food (tasty, spicy, strong flavours) is surprisingly near to many features of the southern European food, especially southern Italy and Spain.The signature dish is the FISH HEAD, don't be afraid to try it, ask for the mildly spicy version (wei la) if you don't stand the strongly spicy one; especially, don't miss the flat noodles that come with it!Other dishes are advisable as well, such as the roast potatoes, or the shrimps, or the delicuous eggplants, but I would advise you to just wander within the pictures-rich menu and choose by yourself.Looking at how this shop has been managed over the years, I wouls also advise to try the recently-opened shop (by the same owner) of the same franchise, located in the basement of the Mao-Ye Dep. Store at the crossroads Ti Yu Xi Lu and Qin Xian Bei Jie, just 300m away northwards along Ti Yu Xi Lu.
One of the oldest and most authentic restaurants in Taiyuan. Visited by most of the Chinese celebrities! They take pride in their Noodle making skills. The food was delicious and every dish had a different taste to the pallet! A must visit for everyone coming to Taiyuan for a short trip.
the good: it's clean, open kitchen; among the best local specialities you can find in the province; good service; free wi-fithe bad: unfortunately people are allowed to smoke, and some people smoke like chimneys not considering those around them; they do, occasionally, play Kenny G as background music.overall one of the best restaurants I have been to in Taiyuan. I have eaten here already several times.
This place offers good local cuisine. Food is reasonably well prepared, especially chicken and mutton. Local mushroom dish, expensive as it is, is also worth a try. I'd go back there again. The restaurant is located within a hotel, which is nothing fancy but decent. There is a supermarket about 10-15minutes walk away. There are other restaurants within walking distance.
3 based on 49 reviews
We don't like a large lunch, especially when travelling, but I do like a beer with lunch when on holiday. One problem in Asian countries is that I am allergic to fish; not speaking Chinese it can be difficult to know what one is eating at some local establishments. In many countries it isn't easy to get beer with the kind of lunch that we like.Sakura offered a menu in both languages, and beer, with a good choice of light dishes, ranging from a sandwiches to fried rice and other Chinese dishes. The coffee was acceptable.It was surprisingly empty given its reviews in some guide books. The prices were reasonable.
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