Bianyifang Roast Duck restaurant, in Beijing. The original Bian Yi Fang establishment opened in 1416. Photo: Daifawei
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

Jimmy’s Kitchen closes after nearly a century, but China’s oldest restaurants go back to the 1400s

  • Beijing’s original Bian Yi Fang and Shanghai’s Wang Bao He are among the oldest restaurants ‘brands’ on the mainland
  • Admittedly, Hong Kong’s ever-changing F&B scene makes it harder to make a long-lasting mark on the landscape
Bianyifang Roast Duck restaurant, in Beijing. The original Bian Yi Fang establishment opened in 1416. Photo: Daifawei
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