Saturday, January 15, 2011
A totally, like, awesome dinner
Beijing is full of surprises. This everning Liz and I celebrated our wedding anniversary with dinner in the Gulou (Drum Tower) district, just east of Houhai Lake. It's sort of on the tourist trail but we'd never been there before: a nice mixture of old Beijing hutongs and newer cafes, bars and boutiques. We ate Yunnan food in a courtyard style restaurant. No menu - they just bring you various dishes to share over the course of an hour or so. Good idea. The only downside was the rather loud conversation from a group of Americans across the room, where every sentence included the tiring triumvirate of "like" , "totally" and "awesome".