Imperial official cuisine is a known specialty of Beijing, and there is no better place to get a taste of this authentic cusine than Li Jia Cai Restaurant. Hidden in a hutong, this venue serves imperial cusine in a cultural atmosphere. The family restaurant uses recipes that were smuggled out of the Empress' kitchen and are prepared in the same way today. A set-menu is served to create a truely historical experience. Li Jia Cai has welcomed many celebrities such as Chinese superstar Jackie Chan, the former US president Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, and the former premier of Britain, John Major. Prices are a bit steep, but to dine like an Emporer, it is worth the price. Advanced booking is essential.
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