Nánjīng Impressions

Jiangsu in Sanlitun & Chaoyang

This place attempts to give diners an impression of a traditional streetside restaurant, which is hard as it's located on the 4th floor of a shopping mall. But the atmosphere is fun and the food is both authentic and good value. The dishes are sized to encourage you to sample a few and most are very tasty.

Either tick dishes off the menu, or browse the in-restaurant snack stalls and point at what you fancy. Duck dishes are a speciality – try the duck dumplings – as are the various sticky-rice dishes such as jiāngmǐ kòuroù (江米扣肉; a dome of sticky rice with pork belly strips; ¥38).