Open hours: lunch & dinner
address: Wángfǔjǐng Xiǎochījiē West off Wangfujing Dajie Transport
Specialty: snacks, atmosphere, food, Solo Travellers, service
Price :dishes from Y5
Brief Info: Fronted by an ornate archway, this quadrant is lined with cheap-and-cheerful food stalls that are always busy. It’s a good place to pick up Xīnjiāng or Muslim Uighur cuisine such as lamb skewers and flat bread. Also on offer are other dishes from all over China, including málà tàng (a spicy soup from Sìchuān), zhájiàngmiàn (noodles in fried bean sauce) and noodles in peppery sauce. Also being scoffed by the bowl here are Lánzhōu lāmiàn (Lánzhōu noodles), Shāndōng jiānbǐng (Shāndōng pancake), Yúnnán guòqiáo mǐxiàn (Yúnnán cross-the-bridge noodles) and oodles of Sìchuān food. At most outlets you have to sit outside elbow-to-elbow with other diners.