Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development


Chain Shop Serves Up Beijing Tradition


For affordable and accessible Old Beijing dishes, you can’t go wrong with the chain restaurant Haiwanju.

The chain is known for its large portions and delicious Old Beijing specialties.

Zhajiangmian, noodles tossed with fried soybean paste, is probably the first thing that pops into locals minds when talking about Beijing cuisine. The dish is popular all year round and is a must on any birthday table.



The dish is prepared by stir frying soybean paste with diced meat in oil. Every family has its own special ingredients that go into the sauce.

The vegetables added depend on the season, with the most common additions being shredded cucumbers, bean sprouts and green turnips.

Haiwanju’s zhajiangmian is made with hand-pulled noodles and served with a platter of seven vegetables and one dish of soybean paste.

The restaurant has many other popular Old Beijing appetizers and snacks. Its guozigan is served cool and tastes sweet and sour. It is made of apricots, hawthorns, lotus roots and raisins that are soaked in a juice made of sugar candy and sweet osmanthus. The crystal look and sweet-and-sour taste help to cool off during hot summer days.

It also sells noodles with Wasabi cabbage, fried sausage and Ma Tofu.

Waiters dress in Old Beijing clothes and issue the same formal greetings used in restaurants 100 years ago. The tables, flatware and décor all a throwback to the capital’s old glory days. [vc_single_image image=”5050″ image_size=”full” frame=”noframe” full_width=”no” lightbox=”no” link_target=”_self” shadow=”no” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”]

Haiwanju in Chaoyang

36 Songyu Dong Li, Chaoyang District

11 am–9:30 pm

(010) 8731 3518

Haiwanju in Haidian

Cuiwei Plaza, 2 Huayuan Lu, Haidian District

11 am–10 pm

(010) 8207 0488

11 Zengguang Lu North, Haidian District

11 am–11 pm(010) 8837 4993

Beijing Today

Page One Bookstore

Page One Bookstore

The bookstore is divided into the upper floor and lower floor. The wooden book shelves look calm and clean. In addition, books are priced reasonably, although many books cannot be found elsewhere. [more]

Travel Routes around the Bell and Drum Towers in Beijing

Travel Routes around the Bell and Drum Towers in Beijing

The Bell and Drum Towers are groups of ancient buildings on the northern end of the south-north central axis of Beijing. [more]

Fall in Love with These Romantic Hotels

Fall in Love with These Romantic Hotels

Life is short, time is fast. No replay, no rewind. So why not spend it with the one who makes you laugh and feels loved? [more]

Beijing Tourism WeChat

Scan the QR Code to Follow

About us|Contact us

Copyright @ 2002-2017, All Rights Reserved