Food and drink
Zha la (fermented chillis), is a characteristic flavour than punctuates most dishes here. Hungry diners should order the giant pork rib covered in a heap of peanuts and chillis – the tender meat tumbles willingly off the bone. Da Gui’s signature suantangyu gets the balance of fermented chilli, tomato and lemongrass just right, but watch out for bones in the fish.
A secluded alleyway setting let down slightly by basic decoration, but at least the lighting is a bit lower than most local restaurants.
In my experience, no complaints.
In a hutong a ten minute walk east from busy Nanluogu Xiang.
Great value for the quality – expect to pay no more than 60 RMB per head if dining in a group.
- Seasoned travellers
- Escaping the crowds
- Chilling out