Liu Xiang Ge Restaurant: Try the Chinese bacon & eggs
Liú xiāng gé (留香阁) translates as Fragrance Court. This small restaurant is located in an area where buses drop off tourists to scale Emei Mountain to the cable car that rides to the top. There are a few places to eat near here for a quick bite to eat before scaling the mountain. This place is worth noting for the Chinese Bacon & Eggs I had here, which was quite good actually, though not particularly healthy I think. There is dining inside or outside on an open deck out front. Service is quick.
Favorite Dish: Chinese bacon & eggs
DiHao Restaurant: Delicious Food at DiHao
Located on a main street near Baoguo Temple, this restaurant is part of the DiHao Hotel. There are many restaurants in this area and a whole food court in fact to walk around in and see the varieties of dishes being served. Worth a walkabout to see what is to your taste, but this restaurant attached to the DiHao Hotel was quite good. Dining is available outside on the street in front or inside where there is a nice fish tank up above to look at. There are also wide screen TV's inside too to watch if the fish tank is not exciting enough. I found the fish tank display sort of entertaining & relaxing, more than the TV.
The service here is very good, and what you might expect as it serves hotel guests too, but is not very expensive either. I rather enjoyed the selection of food we had here, especially some of the grilled beef and lotus plant on a skewer stick. The place had a nice atmosphere to enjoy a meal and was not very crowded. It's in an area for tourists, so don't expect too much, but for what it had to offer, I considered it a good choice to dine here and thought the food was delicious. Do have a walk around the area though and decide for yourself. I add one photo of some of the street side food displayed in the area, just for an alternate view of the food fare around here.
Address in Chinese: 四川省峨眉山市报国寺景区 (or see Hotel Card photo here)
Favorite Dish: Grilled beef and lotus plant on a skewer stick.
Dazhong Restaurant: Restaurant for the Masses
Dàzhòng fàndiàn (大众饭店) is located very near the main entrance to the Oriental Buddha Park in Leshan, China. Dàzhòng (大众) means a large crowd or many people, and fàndiàn (饭店) means food store or restaurant. The interpretation would be "Many People's restaurant" or "Masses Restaurant", hence my title for this review "Restaurant for the Masses". Interestingly enough, if you enter the Chinese name of this restaurant (大众饭店) in the google translate it tells you Volkswagen Hotel. Volkswagen is German for the "people's car". Very strange this business of language and meaning in the way it translates across cultures. This is a restaurant review, however, and not a linguistics lesson, but I include some information here about the name for curiosity sake.
Went in here for lunch after the bus trip to Buddha Park from Leshan Central Bus Station. The bus stops here right in front of the restaurant, very near the East gate main entrance to the Buddha Park. It's a small restaurant, but with quick service and decent food - served hot. Not overly spectacular, but average and good for some nourishment before taking on Buddha Park and the Giant Leshan Buddha (Da Fo). The tofu dish with sauce was quite good and to my liking (very spicy too), but the rest was just ok. There are a couple of other restaurants near here also, and offer other options. I recommend having something to eat before entering the Park and/or visiting the Giant Buddha (Da Fo). This place at least I can say was good enough for a quick lunch, but with some hit and miss food.
Address in Chinese: 四川省乐山市凌云街384号
Favorite Dish: Tofu dish with sauce was quite good
Qiaojiao beef: Qiaojiao(standing on tiptoe) beef
Qiaojiao(standing on tiptoe) beef is a local snacks, it's named beef but was made of internal organs of bulls. it's said that in the old years, fishers was poor, can not afford the beef, so they cook the internal organs of bulls with soup, and eat them on standing, because of very tired, they standing on tiptoe and leaning on the table.
nowadays, restaurant cooks only one pot of food in a day, so go to eat this food as early as you can.
Street Vendor: local snacks - Bo bing and Chuan chuan ji
Bo bing and Chuan chuan ji is very delicious, I eat hundreds of them at one time, it made me can't stop eating.
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