The bloggers today are Elena and Kevin. Elena is from Canada, she has been an au pair in Beijing for the last three months. Kevin is from the US, and he has been in for 2 months.
Hi everyone! We very excited to share some of their experiences with you! One of the best parts about visiting a new country is to learn about its culture. In an agricultural country like China, food is an important part of its culture. We live with two Chinese families, so we get to eat delicious Chinese food everyday! However, as burger lovers, we couldn’t help but explore different western restaurant chains to see which one had the best burgers. Here are some of the restaurants that we’ve loved so far!
Location: S2-30, Level 3, S2 Tower, No. 19 Sanlitun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
Blue Frog is one of China’s fastest growing western restaurant chains. One of my favourite things about Blue Frog is the buy-one-get-one-free burger deal that is offered every Monday. It’s located in Sanlitun, which has plenty of other western restaurants and different bars to hang out at. Since most of us au pairs get Monday off, we often go to Blue Frog to take advantage of the BOGO burger deal. They also have BOGO deals on the drinks. They have a wide range of cocktails to choose from. So, if you want to meet up with friends and have a delicious burger complimented with alcoholic drinks I strongly sugest Blue Frog. Fair warning, may not be as cheap as you expect.
Location: 3F, Tongli Mansion, No.43 Sanlitun North Street South Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Aurora is a Mexican restaurant. In my opinion, the best food on their menu are the burgers. The burgers are buy-one-get-one-free from 4-6pm every Sunday. They also offer quesadillas, tacos, salads and cheesecake! Aurora offers BOGO deals everyday of the week so it’s definitely the place to go if you want a good deal on great food！
Location: Huixin E Street, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Laker’s is a popular student bar/restaurant. It has a few different locations around Beijing but I frequent the one across the street from the University of International Business and Economics. Its menu includes pizza, burgers, chicken, salad, and really any western food you can think of. It’s a little more on the expensive side, but the burgers are totally worth it!
Location: XieZuo Hutong #44 near Zhangzizhanglu Station Line 5
Three Little Pigs by Andy’s Craft Sausages is an American style restaurant located in XieZuo Hutong. Hutong is a traditional style of narrow street in Beijing. By visiting Three Little Pigs, you would not only enjoy its fresh handmade burger, but also the nice traditional buildings of Beijing.
Burger King is a popular fast food chain in America. When I discovered it here in China, I had to try it! Burger King is definitely your budget choice. The burgers have your typical and standarized selections while also having some Chinese variations. Currently BK has a 25 RMB deal that includes four piece chicken nuggets, french fries, a drink and a burger (you get to choose from four options). I would say this combo is a great deal. You can still buy more popular burgers for an inexpensive price.
Location: Huaqing Jiayuan 2F, Building 1; Wudaokou, Haidian, China
Lush is one of the biggest student hangout spots in Wudaokou. It’s known for its 20rmb martinis during Happy Hour, and its free wifi with a built-in VPN. There are multiple burger options on the menu and they all come with a side of french fries (or sweet potato fries). Along with its amazing burgers, it offers breakfast food until 4pm. Lush has live-performances Friday and Saturday night- and they’re currently looking for people to host their open mic nights.