Shouning Road Night Market by Andrew Rowat. Shanghai is a city of world-class dining. But it is the indigenous cuisine at its inauspicious street joints, back-alley kitchens and night food markets that truly tempts Michael Booth.
Mala tang is a Sichuan import that has made its way all around China as a massively popular street food. It's a do-it-yourself bowl of spicy soup filled with noodles, tofu, fish balls, meatballs, vegetables, or whatever you decide would taste good in a bowl of volcanic broth. You choose, they cook.