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Gong De Lin Vegetarian Restaurant, Beijing

Gong De Lin Vegetarian Restaurant - Beijing, China
Gong De Lin Vegetarian Restaurant
58 Qian Men Dong Da Jie, Beijing, China 100050Map
Xuan Wu District
+86 10 6702 0867
Neighborhood: Qian Men
Cuisine: Chinese
Overview

Gong De Lin was established in 1922 as Beijing's first vegetarian restaurant. Its food is of the Buddhist "fake meat" variety – using vegetables, mushrooms and tofu to construct dishes bearing an uncanny resemblance to their animal product namesakes, but completely without meat. The shrimp balls, for example, taste astoundingly real. The "short chicken with crisp skin" (a more expensive dish) is delicious. The finest dish is the silken pineapple: delicately battered, then caramelized and served very hot. The main dining hall is downstairs, with three private themed dining rooms occupying the upper level. Beer, wine and spirits are available.

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  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:30 AM to 08:30 PM
  • Feature: Vegetarian
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