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Eating in Chengdu

Eating in Chengdu

Hot pot refers to several Chinese varieties of steamboat stew. It consists of a simmering metal pot of stock at the center of the dining table. While the hot pot is kept simmering, ingredients are placed into the pot and are cooked at the table. Typical hot pot dishes include thinly sliced meat, leafy vegetables, mushrooms, wontons, egg dumplings, and seafood. The cooked food is usually eaten with a dipping sauce.


Standards like Ma Po Do Fu (tofu topped with a bit of minced beef, floating in chili bean sauce) and Gong Bao Ji Ding (a spicy chicken dish known even overseas; think Kung Pao Chicken) come from the provincial capital of Chengdu, where chili is as common at mealtime as rice across the rest of China.


Frozen meat is sliced deli-thin to prepare it for hot pot cooking. Slicing frozen meat this way causes it to roll up during cooking, and it is often presented as such. Meats used include lamb, beef, chicken, and others. The cooking pot is often sunk into the table and fueled by propane, or alternatively is above the table and fueled by a portable butane gas stove or hot coals. Meat or vegetables are loaded individually into the hot cooking broth by chopsticks, and cooking time is brief. Meat often only takes 15 to 30 seconds to cook.


Chuanchuanxiang is a kind of spicy hot snack in China, somewhat like hot pot. Sliced raw meats, edible offals (entrails and internal organs), and vegetables are impaled on bamboo skewers, and dipped into a pan of boiling spicy soup mounted above a heating device.

Chengdu snacks are popular for their unique flavors and cooked with various seasonings. They have a particular style in color, smell, taste and shape.


You could go to the  places below to taste Chengdu food.


- Grandma Chen's Beancurd Restaurant

- Lotus Palace Bar and Restaurant, Chengdu
- Cafe Panam, Chengdu
- Chengdu Tong Ren Tang Imperial Meals Restaurant, Chengdu
- Shizilou Hot-pot Restaurant, Chengdu
- Caigen Xiang Restaurant, Chengdu
- Baguo Buyi Restaurant, Chengdu

- Fiesta Thai Restaurant, Chengdu
- Gingko Restaurant, Chengdu
- Grandma's Kitchen, Chengdu
- Kuaile Laojia Restaurant, Chengdu
- Rome Restaurant, Chengdu
- Tandoor Indian Cuisine, Chengdu
- Xizang Fengqing Wu, Chengdu


Baguo Buyi Restaurant is located near Lingshiguan Lu, around the town of Chengdu. The local fare dishes are served here at Baguo Buyi Restaurant. The ambience of the restaurant is artistically done in rustic backdrop with dried corn stalks and red peppers hanging between the photographs of farmhouses and the peasant life. A spiral wooden staircase which leads to the second floor of Baguo Buyi Restaurant is wrapped around a large artificial tree. On the second floor of the restaurant one can have an open view of the kitchen where the chefs prepare the dishes as the order are placed. You will find a cozy environment with enough space for the privacy. The service extended to the customers in Baguo Buyi Restaurant is outstanding.


The house specialties of Baguo Buyi Restaurant comprises of the gelatinous green turtle stewed with taro which is known as Yuer Shao Jiayu in Chengdu. Huiguo Houpi Cai is a more reliable dish which is a preparation of thick-skinned greens that is cooked twice. It is a leafy green vegetable that is boiled and stir fried in a delicious broad bean sauce. The other form of dishes that you can also out in Baguo Buyi Restaurant consists of Yecai Ba which is prepared of steamed glutinous rice bread with wild vegetable wrapped in corn husks. The other dish can be the Doufu Jiyu which can be simplified to call as tofu and golden carp. The tangy sauce that is most liked by the local people is made from tomato, spring onion, chilies and beans. The meals at Baguo Buyi Restaurant are available for 2 ��50-��100 which amount to $6-$12. Before you pay a visit to this restaurant famous for its regional delicacy you should be well aware of the fact that credit cards are not accepted in this restaurant. For reaching Baguo Buyi Restaurant you can take buses numbered 16 or 99. So what are you waiting for? Go and explore the delicacies of the restaurant at:


Baguo Buyi Restaurant
Address: Renmin Nan Lu 20, 4 Duan
Phone: 028/8553-1688

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