About Us

Welcome to STARAfood Beijing!!

There is no doubt that Beijing is a food lovers’ Mecca. Beijing offers a wide variety of local and international cuisines, to all tastes and wallets. Hand pulled noodles in steaming bowls of soup, dumplings of every shape and form, exotic specialties like tongue numbing hot dishes from Szechuan and deep fried critters from Yunnan, French bistros and Italian trattorias; both simple cafes and beer house and chefs awarded with Michelin stars are represented in this gigantic city – going hungry is not an option.

But, have you ever been out eating and thought, "This meal is great but I wonder what it would be like if I put my own spin on it?" That was the idea behind our blog. Our grand plan started as an excuse to host monthly dinner parties with friends who would tell it like it is. Hopefully our 'spin' works, but if not, there is always wine! We have the uttermost respect for the men and women who choose to dedicate their lives for our pleasure and satisfied pallets and bellies, and we do not try to copy their original ideas and craft, simply get inspired by them and passing their ideas forward through us.

As time has gone on, our grand plan has become even grander!  With the encouragement and support of our family and friends, we decided to open a cooking school in the wilds of suburban Beijing.  We haven't forgotten about the dinner parties or dining adventures!  They will just be part of the wider STARAfood experience! 

Do you know of a fabulous restaurant we should to try or an idea for a spin on your favorite dish? Let us know and join us as we get creative with Beijing's culinary scene!  Who knows; you might just get invited to dinner….