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Jul 6, 2007 05:37 AM

Face Changing /Bian Lian Restaurant Options in Beijing?

Hi, can anyone familiar with Beijing recommend a place to go for a face changing show? I have friends coming and would love to introduce them to it. The only one I know is at the tea houses (eg, Lao She but I wasn't all that impressed with the rest of the show (or the snacks); I only liked the bian lian.).

I know Ba Guo Buyi has a 10-15 minute show in the evening. I also understand that Xu(?) Guo Buyi has a nightly show (but I'm not sure what kind of restaurant that is).

Comments? Other suggestions?

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  1. I saw the show at Baguo Buyi one night and was fascinated. Also, the food there is very good. That would be my choice.

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    1. re: Michael Rodriguez

      I will second the recommendation for the food at Baguo Buyi...some of the best food I have ever had. Get the yellow eels!

    2. I second the recommendation of Baguo Buyi, but you have to go to the one on Di'anmen, since the others don't have it (I think). I have posted a video I took at BGBY a few months ago here if you want to see it.

      1. I haven't been to Beijing in decades but i'm surprised that the sichuan opera technique is even performed in Beijing. Are the shows in beijing performed in the context of sichuan opera?