Niajo is a little authentic Spanish restaurant tucked away on the 3rd floor of Nali Patio (A Mediterranean-style courtyard mall). This is my favorite place to come for Spanish food. The place is dimly lit with a window view on one side of the restaurant with an elegant and sophisticated ambiance. Great place to bring a date.
The manager is a Filipino, he was very welcoming and friendly. On special occasions such as birthdays, they will give a complimentary drink.
Ensalada queso cremoso, frutos rojos, berenjena, pepino, tomates, y aceitunas
The goat cheese salad with forest berries and eggplant was interesting. I’ve never been fond of any kind of fruit dressing, but this one turned out to be very flavorful. It had the right amount of dressing, so it wasn’t too sweet and overwhelming. It went well with the goat cheese and lettuce.
Croquetas de jamon iberico de bellota y pollo
The croquettes are one of my favorite dishes and a must-try. I ordered the chicken and ham croquettes. They were crispy on the outside and deliciously creamy on the inside. Taste like a crispy, creamy chicken pie. Love it!
The chicken paella was mouth watering. The portion was perfect for two. The chicken was tender, and the beans were well cooked. The first time I had their paella, it came with some kind of garlic cream which went fantastic with the rice dish. But this time there wasn’t. It was still good nonetheless.
If you are looking for an authentic Spanish gastronomy experience in Beijing, this is the place to be!
3rd Floor Nali Huayuan (Nali Patio)
81 Sanlitun Bei Lu, Chaoyang District
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The Punjabi Indian restaurant serves up Indian-Pakistani cuisine. This cozy venue serves up great Indian classics such as Paneer Saag and Murgh Makhani. The restaurant is furnished with South-Asian ornaments and Indian paintings. When you enter the restaurant, there is a strong aroma of spices and incense. There are four window booths decorated with Indian fabrics. This is my go-to place for Indian food and it might just be the best in Beijing.
I am from Malaysia, and Indian food is one of the major cuisines there. Having been exposed to Indian food at a very young age, I have come to love it. Some dishes remind me of home. They have a comprehensive menu which makes it hard to decide what to order. Nonetheless, the food here is awesome!
One of my favorite Indian dish. Indian crepe served with coconut chutney and curry. Lovely!
Paneer Saag (Spinach Cottage Cheese)
I have never been a fan of this dish, but it is a refreshing dish from all the curry dishes.
Butter Chicken and Garlic Naan
One can’t go wrong with butter chicken and naan – the pair goes well together.
Malai Tikka (creamed marinated chicken Tikka)
served with 3 different dips – jam-like sauce, bbq sauce, and a green minty sauce. It went very well with the green mint sauce. The chicken itself is a little bland.
Mixed vegetable curry
This curry was very flavorful, great for vegetarians.
If you are a fan of button mushrooms, then this is the dish to get!
A very savory lamb curry.
This rice dish is delicious! The mutton is tender and flavorful. It’s good on its own or with curry.