Sichuan in French Concession

The telltale blend of chillies and peppercorns here is best summed up in two words: (辣; spicy) and (麻; numbing). Even though Pǐnchuān has hit the upscale button repeatedly in the past few years, this is still a fine place to experience the tongue tingling of Sìchuān cooking. Try the popular sliced beef in hot chilli oil served in a big glass bowl. Reserve.