If you are going to Beijing and would want to have some dumpling (饺子), you must patronise Bao Yuan Dumpling Restaurant and Xian Lao Man Dumpling Restaurant. These two dumpling restaurants served the best dumplings in Beijing.
Baoyuan Jiaozi Wu (宝源饺子屋)
North of 6 Maizidian Jie, Chaoyang District
Tel: 6586 4967
Opening Hours: Daily 1100 to 2200
Bao Yuan Dumpling Restaurant serves many different filling for dumpling such as vegetables only, meat only, with preserved vegetables, mixture and many more.
The dumpling skin is usually in cream colour but in Bao Yuan, they make it colourful by adding vegetable’s colouring. This make the dumplings look more appetising. There is small additional charges for the coloured skin dumpling.
By Subway: Line 10 – Agricultural Exhibition Centre station (农业展览馆站)
Xian Lao Man Dumpling Restaurant
No 252, Andingmen Nei Dajie, Dongcheng district
Tel: 6497 2097
Opening Hours: Daily
There are a number of Xian Lao Man Dumpling Restaurants in Beijing. I went to the Andingmen outlet.
The dumplings served in Xian Lao Man is mainly meat dumpling. They also serve many side dishes for diners to accompany with their dumpling.
By Subway: Line 2 – Andingmen station (安定门站)
Personally, I find Xian Lao Man the best. I would highly recommend Xian Lao Man to all.