Saturday, September 26, 2009

Lan Club 籣会所 in Beijing

I remembered that Andrew Zimmern went to Lan on his Beijing Bizarre Foods episode. This was the one restaurant on his show, which serves food that really isn't "bizarre," but the decor, by Philippe Starck, is what it would look like if kitsch threw up on itself. The lighting made it difficult to photograph the interior; for better photos, check out their website.

Lan Club 籣会所
I ordered the lunch set menu of asparagus soup, steak with red wine sauce, and green tea cheesecake.
Asparagus Soup

Steak with Red Wine Sauce

Green Tea Cheesecake

The food, although quite delicious, especially the tender and juicy steak, does not make this restaurant a must for Beijing visitors. However, in a country where you'll be lucky to find a decent squat-toilet, Lan's restroom is a must-see.

Over-the-top Restroom
You get a throne and a throne in the restroom! I stayed in the room as long as I could to soak up the bizarreness that wasn't even featured on Zimmern's Lan clip!

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