Situated at the top of the Deji Plaza, the Nanjing Dapaidang Restaurant serves food of the locality.
It’s said that the restaurant offers street market food in the style of a restaurant. Some people have a thing about street food, i.e., they won’t eat it.
In China, if you don’t eat street food, you’re never going to taste any of the local delicacies.
Luckily, Nanjing has the Dapaidang.
You’re given a ticket at the door, as the queue is quite large, even at 8.20, when I arrived.
They have little benches at the door and pass you a menu so you can be mulling things over as you wait.
The menu is in English.
The service was in English…
The food was a sweet and sour river fish (fresh from the Yangtze), Nanjing Noodles, Doughy Jiaozi, and sticky dumpling and bean soup.
This was a delicious meal of four courses which cost me 58 yuan, or £6.