Mini Chinese Lesson

I love the whimsical ambiance of Dan Wei Canting.*

I go for the fantastic food but enjoy the atmosphere.


The staff is friendly and attentive.

It was a great place for an early dinner recently.

It was raining and I had just seen a powerful, one-person play “Golda Meir”.

I was ready to exhale and relax.

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Danwei Canting~Beijing Cooking

This brilliant mural by Murphy Phelan sets the tone at Danwei Canting


My typical experience with Chinese restaurant food in America has been vegetables and meat swimming in a non-descript sauce. No matter what I ordered.  Even the egg dishes, the fried rice dishes or the noodle dishes all tasted the same.

Not much to write home about.

Needless to say, I was not one to seek out Chinese restaurants.

Until now…

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