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Beijing Homestyle in Manayunk


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Beijing Homestyle in Manayunk

thehungrything | | Sep 12, 2010 07:10 AM

We have been curious about this place since it opened seeing a sign in the window that they make hand-drawn noodles. No reviews from the papers, no online reviews made me suspicious that it might not be so good as it has been open for almost a year now. We tried it for lunch the other day.
The food is excellent everything was made to order, so it took some extra time for the food to come out, but it was well worth it when it did. We started with soup dumplings that were good, not a contender for best soup dumplings in Philly, but still delicious. The fried stuffed eggplant appetizer was the best I have ever had. They were flat eggplant cakes with a pork and ginger filling inside, fried so that they were light and crispy and golden brown. I am definitely going back for more of those.
The hand drawn noodles came with a black bean sauce, pork and cabbage that you mixed in a bowl at the table. The sauce was beautiful, rich, a tad bit sweet but not overly so, with a black bean aroma. The noodles were great.
Salt baked pork with cilantro was very good. They did not have any Chinese greens on the menu, but they did have them if you asked. They had a choice of two. We had a greent that was like baby bok choi in it's thickness and juicyness but it was a little bitter (which I love). It was made perfectly, bright green in color sauteed dry with garlic.
I had iced green tea with my lunch that was fresh brewed and wonderful.
This place is a BYOB
The prices are a little high. It is a beautiful dining room, they are going for a higher end dining experience. The food is very high quality and delicious, so I dont mind paying a little extra. It is definitely a place I could take my in-laws for a nice meal out.

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