Traveller’s Guide to Beijing – Capital M

It was my second day in Beijing where i was awoken by the sun shining brightly into the room and I could hear the distant small chit chats between my 2 BFFs as we all lazed around in her comfy king size bed.  It’s not everyday that i get to wake up to such a warm and loving morning with 2 of my closes friends in the world and though i was tempted to snooze for a bit longer,  i knew the big city was calling our names. And with that, we all got up and dressed up to go out and explore Beijing.

We had booked a table at the prestigious Capital M for lunch and i could barely hide my excitement after my friend told me that they served our home made Danish food, Smørrebrød. For those that are not familar, Smørrebrød is buttered rye bread, a very dark brown colored bread with different toppings added to give it flavor, such as meat, fish, egg, cheese, cucumbers, herbs, and etc.

We got seated by the window seats with a breathtaking view of the city center of Beijing, where it leads up to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City.  The western design influence of the black and white patterned floor and mirror ceilings against the Asian infused detailing of red cushioned chairs and flowers, was an excellent way to mix and match.

The restaurant was surrounded by vibrant paintings which reminded me of Van Gough’s art work,  and it bought all the pieces together in the restaurant just perfectly along with a relaxing ambiance.

As expected, i ordered my good old home town Danish Smørrebrød and it did not disappoint. My fave was the fish fillet (fiskefillet in Danish) with a squeeze of lemon juice on top, and the crispiness was just right. The salmon, shrimp, beef, and cheese were typically like what it would taste like so nothing too exciting there.  The egg was excellent along with the dill herbs and for some reason, the flavor of dill reminds me of Denmark. Strange, i know. I suppose the only disappointing thing was that the bread served was not the normal Danish dark brown rye bread you find for Smørrebrød.

What better way to end our meal then enjoying a cuppa latte whilst indulging the complimentary chocolates, biscuits, and jelly candy. The honey comb chocolate was my favorite and its sweetness blended in just right with my latte. The freshly made beetroot juice that my friend had was also delicious and it was beyond fresh, as if i was eating right out of a beetroot!

And if the weather permits, why not enjoy a lovely weekend lunch outside their terrace whilst admiring the scenic view that will not fail to amaze you.  I am sure i will be back to Capital M and just like that, it was time to say good bye and we made our way to the next destination on our “to go” list, Forbidden City.

What fun adventures would you love to try if you were in Beijing?

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6 responses to “Traveller’s Guide to Beijing – Capital M

  1. Wow this meal sounds amazing, and great photos too! I think I actually went to the same restaurant in Shanghai, M on the Bund! It was definitely a highlight of my trip.

  2. Oh are you still in Beijing? I always want to go there but never got the chance. I live a little too far to get there right now. I would go to forbidden city. I heard they converted part of the forbidden city into a hotel, that I would definitely try. and try all the yummy food there.

    You seem to visited all the nice places too, great pictures!
    Shopping in Korea is crazy and fun. You got to bargain..haha! plus their sizes are quite good, I love the kroean cut.

    Aesop is nice too, Mr. Classy love all their stuff. We are using their lotion, oil, toner..everything so far is really exceptional :) He loves it!

    Cant wait to see you soon, enjoy your trip!

  3. Beijing looks beautiful. I would love to visit someday. I want to travel!

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  4. May

    The food looks absolutely yummy!! Oooo…I must make a note to try the bread if I visit Denmark again! The restaurant seem to have some Art Deco style to it which is lovely! Can’t wait to see more of your Beijing break photos! Sorry for the late reply to your sweet comments…been quite hectic lately and still catching up! hope you are well and having a fabulous weekend……we are having the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee weekend in London and it’s all very exciting!!
    May xx
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  5. LOVE all ur picstures, makes me want to travel soon! :) enjoy ur wknd.

  6. The food looks SO good! I absolutely love the design they chose for the tile!

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