Lǎo Chē Jì

Sichuan in Summer Palace & Haidian

The speciality here is málàxiāngguō (麻辣香锅), a kind of dry hotpot where you add your own meat, fish and veggies, but it comes without the bubbling broth you get with standard hotpots. Choose from three different levels of spice; go for the lowest if you can’t handle the heat. You can also pick up a bowl of noodles from ¥10.