If you are like me and get a craving for cheese now and again, there are limited options in Nanjing (I haven’t yet found any shops to simply buy the stuff). One option is a pizza-joint. They are around, but what you get tends to be small for the price. The other little gem I discovered is a family-run place that had, in English “Chicken Curry” written across the front. Yep, that got my attention. I’m not sure if that is the name of the place – I can’t translate what’s above it.
They will whip up a chicken, milk, rice and cheese bake for 24 RMB (featured image). It’s never crowded – in fact, I’ve never seen anyone else in there. I’ve also tried their basic chicken, curry and rice (The only place I know that does a basic curry and rice). The young ones do speak English, but the menu is in Chinese.
The young woman who works in here surreptitiously photographs me with her smart-phone while I’m eating (#strange red-haired foreigner?), but tells me that if i want more rice, “just-ask”. Though perhaps that option is only if you’re photographable.
The Cheese Curry place is in Dashamao Alley, between Jiangjun Alley and Chengxian St.