Beijing Olympics Keeps it Kosher

Thanks to JTA today for pointing out where those of the kosher persuasion can find grub in Beijing when the Olympics kick off in less than two weeks.

That would be Dini’s Kosher Restaurant. According to Ynet:

“The days in which Jews had to wander through China with suitcases full of preserved food are over,” said Rabbi Shimon Freundlich, Chabad’s envoy to Beijing. […]

Rabbi Freundlich, on whom the title “The Olympic Rabbi” has been bestowed, has even received a list of guests from the Olympic Games Committee. He said the kosher meat is already awaiting them in the freezer: 7.5 tons of beef and 9 tons of chicken, prepared by kosher demand.

Dini’s website says they have a wide assortment of food—”Jewish food, Chinese food, Western food, and a spectacular sushi bar”—for visitors. Their menu, which includes gong bao beef, potato knishes and hot pastrami on rye, can be downloaded from here.

Photo by sa_ku_ra.

Benjamin Schuman-Stoler


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