Chén Mápó Dòufu

Sichuan in Chengdu

The plush flagship of this famous chain is a great place to experience mápó dòufu (麻婆豆腐; small/large ¥12/20) – soft, house bean curd with a fiery sauce of garlic, minced beef, fermented soybean, chilli oil and Sìchuān pepper. It’s one of Sìchuān’s most famous dishes and is this restaurant’s speciality. Non-spicy choices are available, too.