Northern Chinese cuisine; one of the best types of Chinese food in all of China. I take that back – all Chinese food is delicious. The four of us went to Beijing Home (北京老家) in Causeway Bay. It is located in Island Beverly but not up the escalators; up the elevators. We booked it for 8pm and arrived there 10 minutes late. They still held the table for us, but we realized it was because they weren’t all that crowded.
Before you walk in, you can see the red and gold letters saying “北京老家” as well as beautiful bird cages (with fake birds in it) and traditional Chinese lanterns. When you walk in, you see beautiful traditional paintings and decor. Something that stuck out to me was their fish tank infused table. When you look through the tabletop, you can see the fish living inside of it – cute colorful Asian fish.
We sat down to order and I absolutely fell in LOVE with their plates. These plates are beautifully designed and look contemporary but traditional at the same time. Here are some photos:
We ordered 6 dishes and 1 soup.
Numbing spicy beef slices – one of my favorite dishes. If you don’t like the feeling of numbing spicy (麻辣) foods, I guarantee that you might actually enjoy this dish. It’s not too numbing like most other Sichuan spicy dishes, and the chili oil really gives the beef a good kick.
Peking sauce pork with thin pancake – a classic. Instead of Peking duck (which they have!) we ordered pork.
Eggwhites with fish – smooth texture, really good with rice. A simple, delectable dish.
Deep-fried pancake stirfried with veggies and meat shreds – this is by far my favorite dish here. For all the carb lovers out there, you MUST order this dish. The crunchy texture of the deep-fried pancake along with the smooth veggies and meat are incredible. This dish is almost a 10/10.
Kung pao chicken – another classic. This reminds me of Northern Chinese cuisine from the States. Delicious as usual and slightly spicy. A little bit on the salty side, but nothing a dollop of rice can’t fix!
Mixed vegetables in soup – we needed something green on our table so we ordered this. This isn’t your typical 上湯菜 (Soupy vegetable? Is that how you translate it…? Lol). They use a thicker soup base so it’s not super liquidy. A little bit on the oily side so I had to rinse it with water. Not bad, but I wouldn’t order it again.
Hot and sour soup – this was not good at all. The soup was really oily, and it tasted really acidic. They went overboard on the vinegar. I would not recommend ordering it unless you like drinking vinegar.
We ordered way too much for 4 people. I’d probably go with 5 dishes instead of 7 if you have a party of 4 🙂
Bill amount: $757 for four people
Taste: 7.5 out of 10
Environment: 8 out of 10
Value for money: 6 out of 10
Service: 7 out of 10
Total: 7 out of 10
Location: Shop R3, 7/F, Island Beverley, 1 George Street, Causeway Bay