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.
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.
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!
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.
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...
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.
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...
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!
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...
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.