The owner of Nice Meeting You 很高兴遇见你 is the best-selling author and professional rally driver Han Han. Though I don’t know who this person is but was told is a celebrity. Anyway, personally, I more keen in the food offered.
Nice Meeting You located at Chamtime Plaza was started in winter of 2013 offers fusion cuisines. Name derived from his first first volume of digital magazine in the same year. I know nothing much about them before trying out at the place.
Entire space is dim with dark tone furnishing. Some of the furniture looks like a wheel chair which I find it weird. The space does has a romantic feel. I was told that the restaurant is very popular with couple.
Among the many starters, we opted for Tuna Fish With Mix Vegetable And Flying Fish Roe 金枪鱼手绢 (RMB 12 each – min 2) since my colleague highly recommended this. The crispy cone was stuffed with a medley of shredded vegetables, tuna mixed in a salad dressing and topped with fish roe. As such it has a layered texture and complex flavour, but overall was sweetish.
I was attracted to the Beijing Duck in this Quesadilla Beijing Duck 北京味儿的鸭饼馅 (RMB 38). This dish is slightly sweetish but I love the tasty and flavourful pulled duck accompaniedd with cheese sandwiched between the tortilla wrap.
Followed by a meat dish, the Fried Beef Short-Rib With Black Pepper Sauce (RMB 78). This was very much too safe. There wasn’t any surprise factor since black pepper sauce is commonly paired with beef. The shortcoming in this dish was the beef was too tough.
Before digging into dessert, was the Sauteed Mix Vegetable 好色厨师的五彩时蔬 (RMB 38). Five different coloured-vegetable made up this dish, with red from the capsicum, orange from carrot, green from sweet pea and broccoli, black from black fungus and mushroom and yellow from baby sweet corn.
Choices of dessert wasn’t too interesting. I thought the Tiramisu 不离不弃提拉米苏 (RMB32) could be the better choice among the seleciton. The mascarpone cheese was tasty, but sponge to the cheese ratio was a little huge. Lastly, the sponge did not soak up enough coffee and there was hardly any alcohol.
Some of the dishes at Nice Meeting You was interesting and unexpected. Due to the romantic ambience, we too would recommend it to couples.
Nice Meeting You 很高兴遇见你 (金桥店)
Zuchongzhi Road, 1239 Block 6, Level 2-02
Tel: +86 021 5888 3787
Daily 1000 to 2200
Line 2 – Jinke station 金科站