Respond to Review of CLOSED: Neng Ren Vegetarian Restaurant
Review: We had a tough time finding veggie food in Guilin. We went to more than one place we were told was vegetarian or had vegetarian food only to find that they weren't at all and even served all sorts of exotic animals. Pure Lotus, also mentioned on this website as in Giulin, is actually in Yangshuo, which is about an hour away. So when we found this temple restaurant, we were very relieved! It's pretty easy to find as it's right next to a big temple. The staff was very friendly although they were definitely surprised to see us. We ate there three or four times and never saw another foreigner. It seems to be popular with Chinese tour groups. Our Mandarin is not very good and we can't read much, so they gave us a sort of photo album to use as a menu and we used our spoken Mandarin skills to ask for suggestions and some stir fried greens (chao qing cai). Everything we had was delicious. The best was a fried noodle dish. It was perfectly seasoned and HUGE, which meant I could bring leftovers back to the hostel for breakfast/lunch the next day. Unfortunately, I don't know the names of anything else we ate, but just point at what looks good and you won't be disappointed. Our meals were all reasonably priced and beer and soft drinks are available. Definitely come here if you're in Guilin, as you won't have much luck anywhere else!