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The Source (Dōujiāngyuán)

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The Source (Dōujiāngyuán) Review

Amid a loft-like courtyard setting, this restaurant serves a set menu of Sichuan specialties that changes every two weeks. The menu includes several appetizers, both hot and mild dishes, and a few surprise concoctions from the chef. On request, the kitchen will tone down the spiciness. The location was once the backyard of a Qing Dynasty general regarded by the Qing court as "The Great Wall of China" for his military exploits. The grounds have been painstakingly restored; an upper level overlooks a small garden filled with pomegranate and date trees. Dining in the central yard is serene and acoustically protected from the hustle and bustle from outside the walls.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 14 Banchang Hutong, Kuanjie Dongcheng District, Beijing, 100009 | Map It
  • Phone: 010/6400–3736
  • Location: Dongcheng District

    Restaurant Details

  • Reservations essential.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 05-02-2013

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    Perfect as a welcome to China dinner for my Fiancée

    Everything was right at The Source. The decor is truly exceptional, and makes you feel priviliged. Service was very friendly, and understood English. The food was a treat, with every concoction tasting fresh and using good ingredients. Every dish felt new and interesting. a few points to correct: don't tone down the heat all the way, when we only asked for Less heat (bu tai La)/ toilets were freezing, but that's the rule in Hutongs, so no exception here.

    by OliverB, 2/27/08

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