It's been a while since I wrote a "I love this restaurant" post, so I figured now could be the time. This restaurant is called Yunqi Chayan, and is located in Beijing. It's my favorite restaurant in the capital of China. Everybody I've ever taken there loves it too, so in my opinion it's really good!
Yunqi Chayan offers a "tea cuisine," where tea is used as an ingredient in almost every dish. However, if the tea taste isn't your 'cup' (haha! Gosh, I need a better sense of humour) I can tell you that most of the dishes in Yunqi Chayan are not overly sharp in taste. Rather, you can see the restaurant as a place where tea is not just for quenching thirst or served besides dishes, but can also be smelled and tasted.
I haven't tasted anything bad (yet) from the menu, and my recommendations includes the aloe vera 'soup' (on the first dish photo), the fish, the cabbage and the green tea tarts (Those tarts were so good that I ordered an extra 6 of them to go when we had finished our meal there the first time!) The restaurant is located in a hutong at Houhai. It might be a bit tricky to find it, but it's worth every minute of searching. And prices? Well, definitely reasonable. Not dirt cheap, but still cheap.
Yunqi Chayan (English name: Nowhere Catering) 43 A, Mao'er Hutong, Dianmenwai Dajie, Dongcheng district, Beijing. Telephone: 6400 2077. Opening hours: 10:30am - late