Restaurant Jin, near the city's medieval Isartor gate, is like a portal into a world of uncharted flavours. Chinese restaurants in Germany enjoy immense popularity, but are rarely linked to authentic, creative cuisine – duck breast dominates many a menu in abundant, but usually boring, combinations. Jin is a more than praiseworthy exception. Here, Hao Jin serves a loup de mer carpaccio flavoured with soy-lime vinaigrette, or a Charlois entrecôte accompanied by chilli and wok vegetables. The wine list is superbly sorted.