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Face Changing /Bian Lian Restaurant Options in Beijing?

dai11 Jul 6, 2007 05:37 AM

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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    Jerome Aug 24, 2007 03:57 PM

    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?

    1. James G Jul 10, 2007 04:46 AM

      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. http://shuanglong.blogspot.com/2007/0...

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        Michael Rodriguez Jul 6, 2007 07:10 AM

        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
          kenito799 Sep 5, 2007 11:38 AM

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

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