TRY Mapo Don
An offshoot of chef Chen Kentaro's one-Michelin-starred establishment Shisen Hanten, this casual eatery in Downtown Gallery merges the Japanese donburi concept with Sichuan cuisine. Its standout dish is the Mapo Don ($10). Tender cubes of silken tofu are cooked with minced meat in a thick spicy gravy flavoured with fermented soybeans and toasted peppercorns. The mapo tofu is then poured over sticky Japanese short- grained rice. This mild dish is a good introduction to Sichuan cuisine for those who can't quite handle their spice yet.