Eating out : Tetsu Beijing

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Just catching up on my last Beijing trip. My Singapore entries are still sitting in the pipeline, so please bear with me… as there are more delightful things on Paris coming up as well!

I’m in Beijing at least twice a year to catch up on the scene there and clearly it’s never enough time to find out what’s developing in the food and art scene or meet up with old friends for long catch ups!

Anyhow, I’ve been told that old favourite joint for ramen and yakitori Genlaiken doesn’t do good food anymore, so we didn’t waste time to head back. Instead my Chinese friend recommended Tetsu which was a great choice and a tasty fish bones broth as opposed to the usual pork or miso options. Note that there is Kotetsu next door with menuĀ specialises of offal hotpot, Yakitori and teppanyaki. I’ve heard that both are great, doing what they do best. I’d recommend making reservations as there are usually full with the Japanese expats living in Beijing and both units are cosy izakayas.

We took a chance and ordered what turned out to be cheese and potato croquettes, although the Chinese and English menus both made it sound very exotic and fun, I guess do note that the Japanese menus prevail here and you’re best sticking with the noodles!

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