Old…

This place isn’t exactly new. It used to be the Yien King Restaurant at Wong Nai Siong Road, opposite the Sarawak Hotel and then it became the Peking Restaurant and somewhere along the line, it moved to its present location and is now known as the Beijing 2008 Restaurant. Some other people have taken over now, I heard – not the ones who used to run it before and I did see some Facebook friends sharing photographs of some of the nice dishes they had here but I never did drop by myself to check it out.

Following the Chinese tradition, all family members and friends who attend a funeral would be invited to a lunch that they call “old folks’ rice” for the bereaved members of the family to express their thanks and appreciation to all of them. The traditional belief is that it is good to go and partake in this meal as one would be blessed. We had that at the aforementioned restaurant after my late father’s funeral that day.

I remember going for those when I was very young and I was told then that there must not be anything red served at these lunches so dishes like sweet and sour fish or pork would be totally out of the question. These days, they are not very strict about this thing anymore but I do not recall having anything that was red that day other than perhaps, this dish of prawns…

Beijing Restaurant 2008 prawns

There were a lot of dishes but I only managed to capture a few photographs of what was served such as this one…

Beijing Restaurant 2008 first dish

…or this very nice steamed ikan patin

Beijing Restaurant 2008 steamed ikan patin

…and the lovely stewed pork with fried mantao….

Beijing Restaurant 2008 stewed pork fried mantao

They do cater for parties outside as well. Buffet dinners are only RM25.00 per head for a minimum of 20 persons – I probably would blog more about this in a later post but if anyone is interested, he or see can call the very pro-active and friendly managing director, Kenny Ling, at 019 8178 941. He would be very pleased to hear from you, I’m sure!

BEIJING 2008 RESTAURANT (2.291109, 111.827983) is located along Jalan Kampung Nyabor Road around the corner of this road and Brooke Drive. It is located at the block of shops, where a Malayan Banking branch is, to the left of the entrance into Hua Kiew Road, somewhere opposite the Sibu General Post Office.