Photo by Ziyun Ma
The fourth floor of a department store may not seem like a promising place for Nanjing cuisine, but the line out the door says otherwise. Beneath paper lanterns producing a warm glow, Beijingers sit at dark wooden tables, ordering heaps of food and taking advantage of the moderate prices. Sliced white radish pancakes—shredded daikon and green onions fried into crispy circles—are a nice contrast to pieces of silken tofu in a seafood sauce. Every table seems to have a plate of the roasted pork knuckle, the duck dumplings, and the warming rice wine chicken—tender roast chicken marinated in rice wine, topped with diced scallions, and served in a clay pot.
By Sophie Friedman, AFAR Local Expert
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