Dubai and malls go together like Alaska and ice: they’re a necessary nuisance that, at one time or another, you just have to accept as part of your life. While the majority of food courts are a menagerie of screaming kids, equally shouty parents and the kind of amorphous mass-produced, Dead Sea-salty slop that leaves you feeling oh-so-disappointed with yourself. Away from the sound and fury, though, there are worthy eateries like China Times that can surpass expectations. Once inside, the decor perfectly represents the food: tasteful, but not spectacular; functional rather than fantastic. And alongside the long list of Chinese favourites on the menu there’s also sushi – and it’s not half bad either.