Old Beijing Zhajiang Noodle King Restaurant Review, Beijing, China

Reviewer: Foodnut.com

Old Beijing Zhajiang Noodle King

29 Chong Wai Street, Chong Wen District

Beijing, China, CA

010-67056705

Old Beijing Zhajiang Noodle King Website

More Foodie delights from our  recent trip to China.

Chinese Name: 老北京炸酱面大王

Old Beijing Restaurant Beijing China Exterior Decor

Old Beijing Zhajiang Noodle King Restaurant is a popular long standing restaurant that probably still owned by the government and hasn’t changed much in many years. We visted the Hong Qiao Main Branch. It it famous for their Zhajiang Noodles and authentic Beijing food.

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Old Beijing Restaurant Beijing China Interior

Decor, Vibe – Hot, old, crowded, cramped, loud. Small wooden tables and benches. Menu plaques on the walls. Lots of families, friends were dining during lunch.

Menu Pictures (Click to zoom into any picture)

Old Beijing Restaurant Beijing China Menu 1

Old Beijing Restaurant Beijing China Menu 33

Full menu set

Picks:

Old Beijing Restaurant Beijing China Zha Jiang Noodles

Zha Jiang Noodles (10¥, $1=6.8¥) are their name sake so they better be good. They were very good but are clearly dated and haven’t changed or been updated. Modern versions have more flavor. Quantities are on the high side.

Old Beijing Restaurant Beijing China Sauteed Mutton Slice with scallion

Sauteed Lamb with Scallion (28¥) was very good. The thinly sliced meat acquired very good flavor from all the onions.

Old Beijing Restaurant Beijing China Braised Beef

Braised Beef (28¥) was lean beef cooked in a bamboo steamer. Very tender, almost like soup meat.

Old Beijing Restaurant Beijing China Orange Jello

Orange Jello (6¥) with almond jelly helped cool us down in this hot restaurant.

Old Beijing Restaurant Beijing China Rice Noodles

Hot and Sour Ferny Root Rice Noodles (10¥) is another cold noodle dish that they have mastered.

Old Beijing Restaurant Beijing China Sweet Potato in hot toffee

Sweet Potato in Hot Toffee (18¥) can hot out of the fryer. Wait too long and it all stuck together. Nice, fun, and tasty.

Old Beijing Restaurant Beijing China Cattle Lung

Steamed Cattle Lung Beijing Style (28¥) are an acquired taste. These were pretty fresh and tender.

Old Beijing Restaurant Beijing China Deep Fried Spring Rolls

Deep Fried Spring Rolls (12¥) were 7 crunchy rolls filled with mostly vegetables.

OK:

Old Beijing Restaurant Beijing China Glutinous Balls with sweet bean flour

Glutinous Balls with sweet bean flour (6¥) were also old fashioned. Covered with a lite sugar coating, they were fairly sweet.

Old Beijing Restaurant Beijing China Steamed Rice cakes

Steamed Rice Cakes with sweet stuffing (6¥) were pretty bland and need updating.

Old Beijing Restaurant Beijing China Sauteed Bitter Melon

Sauteed bitter melon (16¥) was very bitter more so than versions in the US.

Old Beijing Restaurant Beijing China Celery with sliced dried bean curd

Celery with sliced dried bean curd (6¥) was a pretty simple dish that was not too special.

Old Beijing Restaurant Beijing China Crispy Milk

Crispy Milk (18¥) came with eight pieces of this delicious deep friend pastry. Sweetened condensed milk for dipping was a must.

Old Beijing Restaurant Beijing China Jellyfish in vinegar

Jellyfish in Vinegar (20¥) is a cool dish of wiggly jellyfish that was great for this hot room.

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Pans:
None

Old Beijing Zhajiang Noodle King Restaurant had marginal service. You had to grab waiters to get anything done. Prices are really cheap but the food is average. Come here if you want to experience old Beijing. This location is best for those visiting the nearby Temple of Heaven or Pearl Market. Menu has English descriptions. This location is almost across the street from the Tiantan Dongmen subway station.

Old Beijing Zhajiang Noodle King Overall Rating: (Good 2)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Good)
Service Rating: (Below Average)
Atmosphere Rating: (Average)
Value Rating: (Excellent)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Beer, Wine
Attire:Casual
Hours:Daily 11am - 9pm
Parking:Street
Reservations:No
Prices:6 - 98 ¥

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  • sarah jane abella
    November 26, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    pls. emial me the complete address of Old Beijing Zhajiang Noodle King Restaurant Beijing, China in Chinese Character so will give the adrees to the Taxi driver. thanks

  • Food Nut
    December 2, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Click the website link above and print out dianping page to show the taxi.

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