Second best vego restaurant in Chengdu
Posted on 12 / 21 / 2012
Located on the top floor of an almost-empty shopping centre, you can get fantastic food in a clean place. A wee bit pricey by local standards, good value by Western standards, but you'll end up ordering a lot because of all the interesting choices.
With such a big selection of things to try, there'll be some misses among the hits. The menu is enormous, like a book, with each dish explained in English, Chinese and pictures. Its full of real Chinese style cuisine from all over China, fusion stuff, and some attempts at modern cuisine (obligatory big white spaces on the plate). Just with vego ingredients instead of animal ingredients. Any Chinese person will recognise the dishes and intent, and you will finally understand why they think so little of your tofu & vegie stir fries at home.
If you get there before rush hour you might hear the staff go through their pre-shift motivation drill chanting.
Catch the excellent Metro to Wen Shu Monastery station.
If you're travelling, be aware this is part of a chain - they have one more place in Ningbo, and four in Shanghai. Plan your trip around it.
Great food, Clean, Understand what Chinese food is.