South Beauty

Sichuanese in Pudong

On the 10th floor of the Superbrand Mall, this branch of South Beauty is a little scuffed around the edges these days but it still cooks up classic dishes from fiery Chongqing, Chengdu and the south. The scorching boiled beef with hot pepper in chilli oil opens the sweat pores, while the piquant mápō dòufu (mapo tofu) arrives in a scarlet oily sauce.

If you don't like it hot, go for the delicious pan-fried scallion buns. You’ll need to reserve for the coveted Bund-facing window seats on the terrace.