Yaoji Chaogan

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  • Chinese
  • Beijing/Beijing Duck
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311 Gulou Dong Dajie
Yaoji Chaogan rocketed to fame this year when US vice president Joe Biden stopped by for a meal, but people have been ordering here for over 30 years. The two connected buildings have different starting and ending times but the same menu.

Come for a local breakfast of fermented douzhi to see whether you’re strong enough to be a true local, or have a small bowl of zhajiang mian, the dish Biden had: local noodles topped with a porky bean sauce, pink radish, crisp cucumber and soybeans. The house special is chaogan, a beloved, thick livery stew with pig intestines.

Serves up some of Beijing's best cheap eats
Venue name: Yaoji Chaogan
Opening hours: First building opens 6am-1.30pm, second building 11am-10pm Mon-Fri. Both open 6am-10.30pm Sat and Su
English address: (姚记炒肝) 311 Gulou Dong Dajie, Dongcheng district
Chinese address: 东城区鼓楼东大街311号 (姚记炒肝)
  • 4 out of 5 stars