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Yi Ran Tang Vegetarian Buffet

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 3 reviews )
Contact 0872-2676776

Honglong Alley, Honglongjing, Old Town, Dali, China,

一然堂素食馆, at 大理市古城红龙井红龙巷, is Buddhist vegan restaurant, health food shop, and reading/contemplation room. Moved here in 2015. All you can eat buffet for a donation. Food waste is viewed negatively, you are required to eat all food added to your plate. Open Mon-Sun 11:30am-1:00pm, Mon-Sun 5:30pm-7:00pm.

Category: Vegan, Buffet, Buddhist

Reviews (3)

First Review by Bob Sultan

Great budget eatery - Edit

Yummy (and cheap!) temple food, it seems they're only doing it for the common good, and not for profit.

It's worth sticking around because new dishes may come out of the kitchen.

Eat with monks in a very peaceful atmosphere :)

Pros: Cheap, Yummy, Friendly

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cheap and functional - Edit

The buffet here is cheap- 5 yuan donation, but the food is nothing to write home about.
A changing selection of simple meals served everyday for lunch and dinner. Try to arrive early as their meal times finish quite early.

Pros: cheap

Cons: not great

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Popular, inexpensive, tasty, healthy buffet - Edit

Went with friends who knew this place. Buffet has excellent selection and I have been told that dishes vary from day to day. Open for lunch and dinner. You can take all you want, but you must eat everything you take. This includes every last grain of rice. I thought my bowl was empty when I returned it, but the few grains of rice at the bottom of the bowl was enough to trigger admonition. The tofu with wood ear was particularly good, Chinese cabbage, attractive rice with small bits of yellow (corn, I think), buns, squash, potato. You can help yourself to tea. Quite amazing for five kuai. Eat outside or eat inside in Buddhist reading room. Easy to find due to amplified Buddhist chanting. Look for sign on Bo Ai Lu

Pros: tasty healthy food, nice outdoor ambiance, nice place to meet people

Cons: makes sure you eat all you take

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