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