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by Margaux Cintrano
It’s the Chinese Year of the Ox and you might want to celebrate the new year feasting on fine Chinese cuisine. At the China Crown Restaurant, for example, where the elegant decor evokes an air of distinction fit for the Imperial dishes that are the hallmark of this restaurant in Madrid’s Barrio Salamanca.
RESTAURANTE CHINA CROWN
Calle Don Ramón de La Cruz # 6
Reservations required: 688 005 899
Maria Li Bao and her husband Felipe Bao opened China Crown in 1981 when Spanish palates were beginning to take a deeper interest in foreign cuisines. China Crown had become one of the impressive Chinese Restaurants of the Captial for all those who wanted to try.
Originally located in Tetuán until fairly recently, the Li-Bao team relocated to their new premises on Calle Don Ramón de la Cruz.
This is a journey of a legendary route, and here are a few suggestions:
The Imperial Duck Beijing, a ritual that creates the most impressively extraordinary main course.
The Yuxiang style Chinese aubergines (eggplants) are a beautiful palate opener.
The Txangurro and shark fin, a recipe created more than 100 years ago, is a dish that possesses crab, shark fin and truffles.
Another classic is Chong Quing free-range chicken and the Dim Sim, filled with a wide variety of fillings, all are amazing starters.
The Ruta de Seda: 45 €uros
The Brunch at the Weekends: 38 €uros
Straight from the Carte: Approximately 35 €uros per person depending on wine selection.
Featured image/GT#3 Thanks for Visiting who said, “May the year of the Ox will chase away the dirty Rat and bring some good news for the world.” Public Domain. Cropped. Text supplied. (https://www.flickr.com/photos/j0035003/50919970003/in/photolist)
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