Respond to Review of CLOSED: Arhat Temple Restaurant - Luohan Si
by Bob Sultan
Review: Many temples offer a 5 yuan vegetarian meal that is decent, but hardly gourmet. This temple has an upscale restaurant with excellent food. Expect to pay around 40 yuan, which is at the high-end of the moderate range in Chongqing. I had veggie 'meat' balls with mushrooms in a relatively sweet sauce. The portions are large so one dish was enough for me. I would certainly return here to try other dishes. No only does the menu have excellent pictures, if you look closely, you will see that each item has a brief English description of the ingredients. In most cases, this is just as good as having an English description. These descriptions are aligned vertically on the page and are in small print, so you need to look closely. The temple itself is quite interesting and is worth a visit. Many locals use this temple daily. One of the temple buildings is a bit unusual in that it contains a large collection of large statues of men posed as they might be if sitting around the temple. I have not seen this in other temples.