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Dinner for Three?

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Ghost Street – Gui Jie – Beijing

Day 13


The three Musketeers aka 3 international artists ventured forth to the famous Gui Jie (Ghost St)

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The red lanterns that line Dongzhimen Nei turn on each night about an hour before sun down, marking the rebirth of Beijing’s most celebrated dining experience: Gui Jie. Although it’s known as “Ghost Street” because of the ghostly spectacle of the grocery and produce night market formerly located here, Gui Jie is now one of the most alive places you can find in the city.


Stretching over one kilometer from Dongzhimen Bridge to Jiaodaokou Dongdajie, this is the only street in Beijing that truly never sleeps. Guijie is a 24-hour celebration of Chinese cuisine, with hungry patrons arriving anytime from noon to 4am to chow down on the street where some of Beijing’s best loved specialties were created. Home to more than 200 restaurants, you can sample almost anything here, from Sichuan shuizhuyu and malatang to the rich taste of grilled seafood chuan’er and Peking duck. City Weekend helps you navigate some of the street’s best tasting treats.

Indeed we were salivating – which restaurant should we choose? Well we finally agreed and ventured forth.

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The menu!

Hmm! Was this a good choice? With one carnivore and two vegetarians you might wonder!!  The meal was spicy – now that’s an understatement – the fish delicious – veggy fare very tasty but with a bite! The beer was most assisting in cooling the inflamed palate! Food superb! Conversation enlightening! Company splendid!

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Gui Jie Beijing


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  1. Posted August 15, 2012 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

    The beef balls – still attached to the bull, then?

  2. Warren Maynard
    Posted August 17, 2012 at 8:22 am | Permalink

    Ghost street looks pretty impressive. Sounds like you had a great time.

  3. Warren Maynard
    Posted August 18, 2012 at 12:46 pm | Permalink

    Hi there back again. I sent the honours letter I got to your email. I will send more soon. Hoping your safe a well and having a great time.

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