|A bronze statue of the founder|
|The shop is hidden away in the shopping alley.|
|Donglaishun, Qianmen shop|
|Miniature dolls depicting the store in the old days|
|Chaiman Mao and the President of Indonesia dined here too.|
|The brass pot, the decorated porcelain pot and a miniature display|
|It's only 5 pm and there are quite a few tables already.|
|The restaurant imports their lamb from Amdo, Tibet,|
an area famous for its grassland and produce.
|Beijing-style sour plum drink|
Thirst quenching and delicious
|drinking sour plum juice and eating hot pot in an air-conditioned room|
how environmental friendly are we? -.-|||
|all my favorite hot pot ingredients on the table|
|Amdo Lamb Neck Meat|
|Black Tripe (黑毛肚)|
|Beef Artery (黃喉)|
|Sliced Coprinus Comatus (雞腿菇)|
what a fancy English name... it's just a mushroom...
I also love them deep fried and rolled and a spiced pepper powder!
|Specialty Starch Noodles (特製粉條)|
|Donglaishun Spiced BBQ Lamb Skewer|
We almost didn't order this but was our waitress pushes us on this one
She said this is really tasty, you must try!
I am happy to report that she is right.
I have only been to Donglaishun for their hotpot (I was at their Shanghai branch the other times) but after tasting the lamb skewer, I am ready to try their regular dishes next time! This time, I will make sure I leave enough room for the skewers!
Note: Compared to the lamb skewers I tried in Inner Mongolia, the skewers at Donglaishun are heavily spiced. I want to say I like the lamb skewers in Inner Mongolia more as you can taste the original flavor of the lamb but the spices are really tasty and gives the lamb an extra kick at Donglaishun. Thus, to each their own!
You don't need to go all the way to Beijing to try this restaurant (though they are everywhere in the capital). This is a chain nowadays and have shops all across China.
Donglaishun (東來順 北京大柵欄店)