As if the name isn’t enough, on the wall hangs a sign with a ‘Loving Reminder’ that one should ‘Live the easy and decent life’. A meal here will put one in the mood to do exactly that.
The food, rather than suffering from the blandness that characterises so many vegetarian institutions in Beijing, tastes like proper Chinese food should: full of flavour, colour and texture. Spicy fried black poplar mushrooms (36RMB) exudes a meatiness that should satisfy carnivores, and bamboo shoots with needle mushrooms (26RMB) is equally worth ordering.
Avoid the smoked fish. A small shop at the entrance sells mock meats and other vegetarian foods. Great location for a break from Panjiayuan shopping.