Various Yunnan dishes at Dali Courtyard restaurant, Běijīng, China;The charming hútòng setting in a restored courtyard makes this one of Běijīng’s more pleasant places to eat, especially in summer (in winter they cover the courtyard with an unattractive temporary roof). It specialises in the subtle flavours of Yúnnán cuisine. There’s no menu. Instead, you pay ¥150 (drinks are extra), and enjoy whatever inspires the chef that day. He rarely disappoints.