Adit & Guo’s 7 Factors Of Culinary Greatness is a globally-recognized food blog following the adventures of two of the world’s greatest chefs: Adit Jacob & Guo Cheng. These 2 friends travel the globe in search of the world’s best restaurant, and review restaurants with complete, brutal honesty using the 7 Factors of Culinary Greatness: Taste, Texture, Customer Service, Atmosphere, Presentation, Price, and of course, Gram-Worthiness.
In short, I am Adit Jacob, and this is Adit & Guo’s 7 Factors Of Culinary Greatness: Beijing Edition.
For breakfast, we traveled to local favorite Jia Yi Bing Ding. The restaurant provided classic noodle soup (With your choice of noodle) with beef or shrimp dumplings. I chose to eat the Cantonese noodle soup with shrimp dumpling, served with a refreshing glass of milk tea. While the shrimp dumplings were cooked to perfection, the soup lacked much flavor, while the milk tea was extremely bitter (Sugar syrup was provided but did not improve the flavor much). In terms of price, Jia Yi Bing Ding was extremely affordable considering the large portions and decent decorum.
Customer Service: 4.5/5
Average Score: 3.2/5
For lunch, we traveled to two, different restaurants. The first restaurant, Miss & Meet, was an extremely well-decorated restaurant with excellent food, however, the service was extremely lackluster and left something to be desired. The Kung Pao Chicken was cooked perfectly, with the peanuts adding extra crunch, however the sauce used was a tad too sweet for my liking. The Chuar was extremely well presented and well-cooked, however was cooked with too much spice.
Customer Service: 3.5/5
Average Score: 4/5
The second and final restaurant we traveled to was the world-famous Manna bakery, known for it’s excellent breads and outstanding food. The service was on-point, the ambience was excellent, and the food was cooked to perfection. The almond croissant was one of the finest breads I have ever tasted, the steak with avocado was a perfect medium-rare, and the sauce complimented the food quite excellently. This restaurant is undoubtably one of the finest around Beijing, and is probably my recommendation to anyone looking for a fine dining experience in Beijing.
Customer Service: 5/5
Average Score: 4.5/5