Mǎzhōng Snack Centre

Hawker in Xīníng

Stalls selling local and regional specialities line this indoor food court. Miànpiàn (面片; flat noodle pieces) and chǎodāo xiāomiàn (炒刀削面; stir-fried spicy noodles) are popular choices. This is an easy option for a cheap, fresh fill-up, especially for those with limited Mandarin skills, as pointing or grab-and-go are the order of the day.

Before you order, approach the counter in the middle of the hall, hand over some cash and get a refillable card to use at the stalls. Return the card for a refund of the leftover money when you leave.