Mǎ Jiā Lāmiàn

Noodles in Qingdao

This Old Town hole-in-the-wall isn't as done up as its neighbours, but the Hui family that runs it makes a variety of handmade noodles and skewers without short cuts. You can taste the effort. The beef noodle soup (牛肉面; niǔròu mìan) is savoury and good, but you can’t go wrong and it’s all cheap.

Bottomless refills of soup and raw garlic or chilli sauce for accompaniment.