Dōngfāng Xiāo Miàn

Noodles in Datong

Forgive the chain-store decor and bear the long queues (always a good sign) and you'll soon be in noodle heaven at this popular local chain. Steaming bowls of the humble Shānxī speciality (削面; xiāo miàn) is the star here; have it with pork (¥7), beef or lamb (¥10) and pair it with a variety of side dishes such as spicy cucumbers. A beer will help top it all off.