Food and drink
Tick off what you fancy from a mostly impenetrable list of dim sum (help is at hand from English-speaking waiters), or do what I do and take pot luck. It’s hard to go wrong. The basics, and the first few on the list, are steamed dumplings (pork, vegetable or prawn), then you can have, essentially, the same thing fried, char siu buns, roast duck, lacquered ribs and so on, in small, shareable portions. British owner Jazz is a fan of real ale, so you’ll also get some decent beer.
The dining room is small and slightly awkward, but is never less than lively (for which, on Friday and Saturday nights, read ‘rammed’).
Get there by 8pm to be served quickly; after that food can take a while. If you’re in a group or ordering a lot, my top tip is to place separate orders at intervals, otherwise everything is served at once – which makes for a much longer wait and means half of it gets cold before you have time to eat it.
At the end of C/Carders, next to the Plaça Sant Agustí Vell. This area crawls with bag-snatchers, so do keep anything worth stealing out of sight.
It’s dirt cheap. As a vaguely orientative price, a serving of six dumplings is around 3-4 euros.