A newly opened Beijing place, more or less across the street from Ba Shan.
The chive dumpling (ji3 cai4 he2 zi3) was delicious, a half-moon turnover, pan fried to crispiness, a frsh oily sheen, and with a truly well flavoured filling that spoke eloquent chive, punctuated with bits of eggs. An excellent example of this Beijing snack, and probably the best I've had in London.
Beijing style noodles (zha2 jiang4 mian4) is also a good honest rendition. Fat, soft wheat noodles (Northern China favours wheat over rice) with a good shadow of chewiness. A classic meat sauce flavoured with a intensely umani and fairly salty bean paste, topped with silvers of cucumber, carrots and (iirc) green peppers. Cucumber is the most common topping, but the additional vegetables are not rare.
Glad to finally have some serious Northern Chinese food in the area. Will be back to try more.
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