The People's Socialist Canteen

  • Restaurants
  • Chinese
  • Dongbei
  • Restaurants
  • Chinese
  • Chinese
15 Nan Lishi Lu
Let’s gloss over the irony of decorating a restaurant aimed squarely at New China’s middle class with symbols and slogans from a turbulent period hell-bent on dismantling said bourgeoisie, shall we? The People’s Socialist Canteen is a 1960’s-themed restaurant serving home-style staples from China’s northeast. Dongbei cuisine isn’t known for its subtlety of flavour, and the oil- and sugar-laden dishes here are no exception.

But if you’re seeking a taste of the old days, The People’s Socialist Canteen has got your number. Waiters are dressed in the traditional green floral print, and you eat off of enamel-coated tin plates and pressed steel mugs, replete with chipped portraits of Mao and choice slogans from the canon of socialist greats. Bring an appetite for rib-coating northern fare.
Venue name: The People's Socialist Canteen
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Opening hours: 10am-11pm daily
English address: 15, Nan Lishi Lu, Xicheng district
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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