wechat sharing

New Eats: Pak Pak

The newest Pak Pak, located in The Office Park just across from the east entrance to The Place, is a serene oasis of smooth leather seats, soft lighting and the beautiful stained glass that one sees with increasingly less frequency in the hutongs. 


 

New Eats: Pak Pak

 

 

Superb Siam

 The design is by Beijing's New Architecture Office. For everything else, we thank the chefs and the staff, for even in early soft opening, servers kept our glasses filled, quietly removed emptied dishes and made excellent cocktail suggestions during our visits, of which there were two because we went back as soon as we stopped feeling full from the first round.

 

The Starters

We warmed up with a Muay Toddy (RMB50), a deceptively strong hot cocktail of cinnamon and clove-infused Thai whiskey, lemon juice and honey that lasts long past the inhalation of four crispy spring rolls (RMB45) and the slightly more complicated consumption of the meticulously separated pulp in the spicy pomelo salad (RMB38).

 

 

The sour sausages (RMB58), snug little packages reminiscent of boudin, come stuffed with pork, rice and vermicelli. They are best enjoyed wrapped in crisp lettuce with a slice of pickle and dipped in a tangy sauce.

 

The Mains

We could wax poetic about the appetizers alone for hours; the only thing stopping us is the need to profess our love of the Gai Too, (RMB98), a generous helping of succulent fried chicken obscured by an even more generous pile of fried, diced garlic, the latter perfect for sprinkling on other dishes like the smooth curry mashed potatoes (RMB48).

 

 

Other highly recommended mains include the tender slices of grilled pork neck with tamarind dip (RMB68), or, for pescetarians, the panang curry fish (RMB68), slightly piquant cubed fish thoroughly marinated with spices and coconut milk.

 

 

The Desserts

Even the desserts were a hit; chocolate lovers mustn’t miss the mousse with mouth-warming chili pepper (RMB42), or cool the palate with the more traditional Khanom chan (RMB38), pretty green-and-white layers of pandanus, coconut-sweetened rice flour and tapioca.

 

Our Review: 5 out of 5 stars

DETAILS

What: Pak Pak

Where: Tower AB, The Office Park, 10 Jintong West Road, 金桐西路10号远洋光华国际AB座一层东北侧

 


YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

jadecover

By: Amidanruo -

New Eats: Crystal Jade
A new branch of Singaporean xiaolongbao restaurant Crystal Jade has opened in Jiuxianqiao’s Indigo Mall. While the first Beijing outpost has been flying under the expat radar in the CBD for years...
Read More
mei1 0

By: Anitron -

New Bar: Mei
With the opening of Mei, the Rosewood Beijing has become the full package for the city’s seekers of the finer things in life.    New Bar: Mei   Magic Adding onto the brunch, lunch, afternoon...
Read More
joy 0

By: Amidanruo -

New Eats: N’Joy
Everything at Lido’s latest luxury hotel soars, from the vaulted lobby to the floor-to-ceiling windows that dot the perimeter of N’Joy, Nuo Hotel Beijing’s all-day dining restaurant. The entire...
Read More
mama

By: Xkippy -

New Eats: Tigermama
Tigermama is one of dozens of low-key storefronts operating in the back alleys of Sanlitun, not quite tucked away, but definitely easy to miss if you aren’t looking for it. But the bite-sized store...
Read More

Comments

Download App Now
Select your device platform and get download started
Add & Promote an Event
Tell everybody what's going on. FREE.

You've reached the limit of allowed deals. For more information

Contact us

You've reached the limit of allowed housing listing. For more information

Contact us