Local Beer of Changchun
This beer brand is Haden beer, from a Danish-Chinese partnership. Northeastern China beers in general tends to be less bitter and easy to drink if you are not a heavy drinker.
The chingensai bokchoy vegetable are with meat and miso sauce, and the noodles are a type of compressed flexible tofu with spiciness.
Indian Kitchen: Authentic Indian food in Changchun!
It's -25 degrees Celsius in Changchun, and you're sick of eating hot pot. What to do? Warm up with some authentically Indian curry at Changchun's best (and only) Indian restaurant!
This is the Changchun branch of a Chinese franchise chain. The cooks here are from both the north and south of India. All the Indian food you've always loved: chicken marsala, aloo gobi, tandoori chicken, and much more is here. This place is always packed with members of the small Indian expatriate community...you may have to compete for a table at times.
On some nights there is dancing and/or a live singer performing.
After you've stuffed yourself with nan bread and curry, you may relax and fInish your meal with a nice cup of Illy coffee, 15 RMB and easily the best coffee in Changchun.
In the summer, the food is as delicious as ever, but perhaps you will enjoy this restaurant more on a cool, rainy day. Like many places in Changchun, the restaurant is not air-conditioned.
The restaurant tends to put a dent in the wallet mainly because everything is delicious. I have been to this restaurant many times and I have always toddled away looking forward to the next time I go here.
Sorabol Restaurant: Korean Cuisine at the Renmin Square
Korean restaurant located in Jilin Hotel in the Renmin Square. Most dishes are based on meat and spicy Korean seasonings, which is prepared on the table under request.
The restaurant has a nice atmosphere divided in many large dining rooms and some private ones.
Favorite Dish: Tasty Korean food!
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French Bakery: Cafe & Restaurant in downtown
This is originally a bakery which also has a pleasant space as a restaurant/cafe. The other branch at Guilin Lu is a little bit smaller and does not offer such a restaurant as this one does.
The variety of dishes is good, the ambience is nice and service is fine and friendly.
Specially good for a late afternoon coffee or even a light lunch...
Favorite Dish: Try the bread from their own production.
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The French Bakery: Coffee and bread...
In China you would probably find interesting places everywhere... this bakery, called "French Bakery", but written in English (!!!), is at least interesting, beginning by the english name for a supposed to be french café.
This place's main quality is to be located at the Guilin Lu in the middle of the lively heart of Changchun, one of the most crowded parts of Changchun.
The Café can be easily recognized by the stairs on the sidewalk in its main entrance.
Favorite Dish: Espresso... and some bread...
As in every bakery, you can even buy western-like bread here...
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Zhenzi Fandian 真子饭店: Dog meat
It is ia a chain of (north?) Korean restaurants, famous for dog meat dishes. I haven't try dog meat yet, but, fortunately, there is a lot of other things to eat, only if the very realistic pictures of grilled dogs don't make you feel nauseus. Spicy.
Goose Island: Charming chinese garden
This interesting restaurant is located outside of the downtown. You can choose among some table outside, on the huge chinese garden, inside in some particular dinning room or in the regular inside space...
Chinese food is served, but it has the advantage to have pictures on the menu. Important feature in a Chinese restaurant in China.
Of course their serve lots of geese based dishes...
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Shangri-La Hotel: Summer Barbecue on the Roof
The weather was perfect fo al-fresco eating, and I noticed an advertisement for a summer barbecue at the Shangri-La Hotel: Y98 per person.
The barbecue is held on the 5th floor roof garden, but the buildings all around are so tall that you have no view of anywhere. There was plenty of food, and the staff were attentive.
Favorite Dish: Loads of cooling water melon - essential when the temperature in the evening was pushing 30 degrees Celsius!
Brazilian Restaurant of Beer & Roast: New Brazilian Restaurant in Town
This restaurant, recently opened on August 2004, brought the former barbecue-maker from the famous Latina in Shanghai.
Nice atmosphere, live music and some brazilian music inbetween with of course great brazilian barbecue.
The entire "brazilian troop" in Changchun was there... if you feel homesick, don't miss it.
Favorite Dish: Brazilian barbecue! And caipirinha, of course...
Sakura: Sashimi & Sushi for sure...
This japanese restaurant is one of the options located also in a hotel: Swiss-Bel Hotel.
Food is fine, but a little overpriced for its quality. I had the bad luck of being there during the winter, where I think it is hard to get a fresh sashimi... so I had mine almost frozen...
Some others have told me that other warm dishes are ok... let's try them another times.
Tukigi: Nice japanese food
This restaurant is located inside the Shangri-La hotel and serves a very tasty japanese food.
I went there with my wife and four friends of mine and we had a tepanyaki prepared by an original japanese cook.
Favorite Dish: Meat rolls with mushrooms...
SunClub: One of the best restaurants in town
Typical chinese restaurants with tables in private rooms or in large spaces.
You can pick your dish choice directly from the aquarium. Or then order dishes that will be prepared right in front of you on your table...
There is a big aquarium table as well.. insteresting...
Excellent service and quality.
Pattaya: Thai in China
This thai restaurant is one of the very good options in Changchun. It is located inside the Mexcott Hotel, near the Shangri-La Hotel.
If you look for something diferent from chinese food, you can always taste the spicy and colorful thai food.
Favorite Dish: Fried rice with taro...
Dumpling King: Great chinese food
It is a small chain in the city, in many addresses. My preferred is located near the Dongfeng St., in the FAW neighborhood.
It is simple, but clean. The kitchen can be viewed through a glass wall. You can even follow your order...
By the way, very cheap. A dinner for two can cost less than $3.
Favorite Dish: Dumplings... you can order many different kinds of dumplings, from the steamed to the fried ones...
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UBC Coffee Food: Great Ice Coffees
This place is great at night with mood lighting and live piano and violin players to set an intimate ambience.
Favorite Dish: The make freshly brewed coffee to your liking and freshly squeezed juices. I even managed to get an iced coffee just with cold coffee and ice cream - no milk, no sugar - I was in heaven.
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