Fried chicken feet, sea cucumber with spinach sauce, duck’s head chili, preserved eggs, cold jellyfish... not everyone is going to like the sound (or, to be honest, the taste) of every dish at this triumphantly Chinese restaurant. In fact, unless you happen to be one of the dozens of Chinese expatriates cramming in here every night of the week, much of the experience may be mildly confusing. But rest assured, this is the real deal for authentic Chinese food, and it’s utter refusal to be a standard Dubai restaurant gives is plenty of charm. Whether you go to the ballroom like main dining hall, with its classical and operatic decor, or the numerous upstairs private rooms, it’s best to just go with the flow and embrace the experience. Familiar-sounding dishes are available, so if you don’t really fancy brined duck’s wing, then try the range of stir fries and noodle dishes. For the adventurous, it’s a gem that may never be really understood, but will be enjoyed without fail.
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