one of the days in beijing, we took a day trip to a small town of chang ping 昌平, couple hours outside of beijing, for some whole roasted lamb.
the small town, ma yu fang 麻峪房, has a few places like this that serves whole roasted lamb. these places are not restaurants but someone’s home. this particular we went to, they only serve to one group of people (2 tables) per day. you can spend the entire day eating, drinking (BYOB), hanging out, playing cards (ma jiang in my case), fruit picking, or hiking on nearby mountains. they also provide rooms for overnight stay for an extra fee. pretty much like a small resort but at someone’s house.
we went with a group of my dad’s friends. due to crazy traffic, we arrived kinda late and the lamb was almost done cooking. most of my dad’s friends got there early in the morning and went hiking to work out an appetite.
after everyone finished eating and a short rest, we drove 5 mins to a nearby park for some walking/hiking
beijing chang ping district ling zhen ma yu fang, house of tao and shi lian