The white exterior wall stands out in downtown Beijing. Through its windows of various shapes and sizes, one can see what life is like in the alleys outside. The food is spicy Hunan from the owner’s hometown. One can feel the mix of old and new culture, Yu Fu Nan, and the long lines outside show just how popular it has become. The building stands near a white pagoda from the 13 century. Parts of this area haven’t changed much since those times. The deterioration of the buildings has become a problem, but redevelopment and maintenance of the local infrastructure seem to be progressing. Yu Fu Nan is a renovated one-story building as well.
Words: Junko Haraguchi
- Yu Fu Nan
Address: Gong Men Kou 49, Xicheng Qu, BeijingTel: 010-8306-3022Access: FuchengmenOpening hours: 11am-2:30pm, 5pm-9pmOpen year round