Jomi (French-Chinese fusion), Beijing

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                                                         This restaurant is tucked away in an alleyway next to Lido Plaza

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The interior of the restaurant is creatively decorated in a way that gives customers a pseudo-classy impression.The centerpiece light ornament was alluring.  I love the color palette. It felt homey and relaxing. I like the furnishing too. The chairs were very comfortable. The background music was a mixture of  80’s and 90’s English and French pop music. There is a little reading corner for children. There are no private rooms, however, certain areas can be made private with curtains. The staff was professional and friendly.

Starters 

The salad ingredients were fresh. Both had a light sweet dressing and just the right amount. We ordered the grilled fresh tuna salad (RMB 55) and the chef’s “no oil chicken” salad (RMB 45). The Tuna salad was accompanied by a french styled caesar dressing. The tuna was very fresh and the salad was refreshing. The chicken salad was accompanied by a sweet mustard dressing.The chicken was a tad bit on the dry side, it could have been juicier. Nonetheless, I love how well the flavors of chicken, melon, salad greens, and dressing come together.

 Main course

For the main course, we ordered the roasted lamb chops (RMB 118) and the roasted mustard chicken leg (RMB 68). The lamb chops were roasted to perfection. The first taste of the lamb chop felt like it was underseasoned. But as I ate on, the flavors began to manifest itself. The lamb was tender and had a mild and earthy taste.

The roasted chicken leg was savory and delicious! The zucchinis were sauteed in butter, still maintaining its crunchiness and sweetness. I was not too fond of the brown sauce, it didn’t enhance the flavor of the chicken.

Dessert

The chocolate and peanut fondant was warm and very chocolaty. My friend who was a chocolate lover absolutely loved it! I, on the other hand, would have preferred if it was accompanied by a different flavored ice cream.

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Before we entered the restaurant, we browsed through the menu. The menu is very limited. We contemplated whether we should go somewhere else seeing that there was not a lot of choices. I was glad we decided to give it a try. We had an enjoyable meal.

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