PuR’aisin is a wine bar in Changning serving Yunnan bites alongside natural and organic wines. It’s from the same people behind Purus, also a wine bar that serves Chinese bites.
I’m going to assume the name “PuR’aisin” is borrowed from a series of natural wines by producer Domaine Einhart; otherwise in French, “raisin pur” means pure grape. It’s nerdy, which is expected of most natural wine folks.
It’s located on the ground floor of a mixed use building on Xuanhua Lu. You’d think the wide road would be busy and noisy, but from where PuR’aisin is perched, it’s quiet and rather private.
Their Yunnan-native chef has repackaged a number of classic Yunnan dishes into bite-sized snacks to pair with wine and comforting bowls like goose fat rice. It’s easy-going, tasty, and inexpensive. I wouldn’t say it’s a dinner place, but they do have larger plates and dishes like whole roasted fish for that purpose. It’s more of a “wine with bites” spot that’s great for hanging out. Plus, the space is dog-friendly, both in and out.
I don’t know much about wine, and even less about the natural stuff. Thankfully, they have staff on hand who are keen to recommend. Otherwise, wines by the glass range from ¥69 to ¥119, bottles from ¥300. It’s very accessible, just like the food.
Address: No. 101, 300 Xuanhua Lu, near Dingxi Lu 宣化路300号101-1室华宁国际广场, 近定西路
Hours: Sun-Thu, 5:30pm-1am; Fri-Sat, 5:30pm-2am