I had visited the Sakura Cafe in Beijing and so knew what to expect at this place. It's very popular with western tourists as it has a very western ambience with western decor and music. On several occasions, I spotted passing locals stopping outside to see and hear what was going on inside. The food menu is very good with a lot of western, Chinese and other Asian dishes plus a wide variety of drinks - both alcoholic and non-alcoholic.
The restaraunt is very clean and the atmosphere is cozy and amiable. There are paid internet services being convenient to the travelers. The power sockets are provided at the walls around the food table which is so convenient for charing the electronics.
Food itself tastes very good and is in a very reasonable price.
Favorite Dish: Local stirfired yam.
Well you guessed it - we could not get enough out of our hotel. We had to eat there and I must say it was some of the best food we had in China!!
Breakfast: Chinese bread, tofu in spicy sauce, orange juice, tea total cost: 82 Yuan
Dinner: Special Pingyao Mountain noodlesPingyao Beef Beans.
Drinks reasonable –Tsingdao Beer 8 Yuan, Heineken 15 Yuan
Unfortunately, no photos of the dinner which was iteresting. The noodles looked a bit like a honeycomb on the plate. We ate them so quickly no time for a photograph!!
Favorite Dish: The tofu in spicy sauce
Since we stayed in this hotel, we might as well try out their breakfast and dinner menu. We ate Chinese breakfast, but the foriegners there seemed to enjoyed the pancakes and coffee. Quality of food was average, we prefered to walk a few yards down the street and ate at Yun Jin Cheng which was better and slightly cheaper.
Favorite Dish: None
Among the three restaurants we tried in Pingyao, this one was the best. The food were tasty but light. Even the fried dishes were not swimming in oil like other places. Good food and great service.
Favorite Dish: Xi Hu Beef Soup - not the same as others we have tried in the past. They used their local specialty - cured beef. It looked kind of like ham, but it was tender, tasty beef.