Restaurants in Túnxī
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At the offical entrance to Lao Jie, this bustling restaurant – spread over two floors and hung with traditional Chinese mǎdēng lanterns – seethes with satisfied customers. Peruse the counter for a range of dishes – húntūn (wontons; dumpling soup), jiǎozi (stuffed dumplings), bāozi (steamed buns stuffed with meat or vegetables), noodles, clay pot and more – on display, have them cooked fresh to order and sink a delicious glass of sweet zǐmǐlù (紫米露), made from purple glutinous rice. If you want to linger over a meal, a more expensive restaurant version is located next door.
Duck down a little alley opposite 120 Lao Jie to enjoy a warming bowl of húntūn made by a 12th-generation seller. The secret is in the superthin húntūn skins, meat minced from whole lean pork, and the tasty soup. No room on the skinny benches outside? Grab a seat in the owner's living room: it's set in an atmospheric Qing-era Hui home. It also sells dà húntūn (larger, vegie-filled dumplings).