<![CDATA[I have 5 days in Chengdu. Where should I eat?]]> http://www.gochengdoo.com <![CDATA[I have 5 days in Chengdu. Where should I eat? - Post by DongGuoXianSheng]]> http://www.gochengdoo.com/en/forums/thread/4429/i_have_5_days_in_chengdu_where_should_i_eat#17597
Corollary to the above: I've heard that Yu's Family Kitchen is the best restaurant in China, and as a world class assho— I mean foodie — I want to eat a meal there. Problem is, for one or two people, it's ridiculously expensive. Anyone up for a good meal want to get together and lower the cost?]]>
Thu, 16 Jun 2011 22:58:11 +0000 http://www.gochengdoo.com/en/forums/thread/4429/i_have_5_days_in_chengdu_where_should_i_eat#17597
<![CDATA[I have 5 days in Chengdu. Where should I eat? - Post by Funty]]> http://www.gochengdoo.com/en/forums/thread/4429/i_have_5_days_in_chengdu_where_should_i_eat#17598 Fri, 17 Jun 2011 00:34:39 +0000 http://www.gochengdoo.com/en/forums/thread/4429/i_have_5_days_in_chengdu_where_should_i_eat#17598 <![CDATA[I have 5 days in Chengdu. Where should I eat? - Post by invisible]]> http://www.gochengdoo.com/en/forums/thread/4429/i_have_5_days_in_chengdu_where_should_i_eat#17607 http://gochengdoo.com/en/listings/item/tia_31892/tian_tian_restaurant

Sichuan Food Museum if you want to learn about Sichuanese food while eating (only prob is to get there)
http://gochengdoo.com/en/blog/item/2075/a_journey_of_a_thousand_miles_begins_with_a_brief_mention_of_a_food_museum_somewhere_outside_the_city

Haven't gone to that Yu's Family Kitchen place, I might go one day, maybe I will some day (but only if invited or to impress). But so far I don't see the need to go there, just because it got hyped by some English woman and all the media outlets are so lame to copy the hype, because they don't know Sichuanese food in Chengdu. It might be not bad, but I don't think good enough to justify the overcharge.

Do a half-day trip to Luodai if you want to get stuffed with all kinds of Chinese snacks for cheap.

If you have money left over check out the City's most expensive places
http://gochengdoo.com/en/blog/item/1967/chengdus_12_most_expensive_restaurants

Last advice: ignore hotpot (it's not food).]]>
Fri, 17 Jun 2011 10:26:29 +0000 http://www.gochengdoo.com/en/forums/thread/4429/i_have_5_days_in_chengdu_where_should_i_eat#17607
<![CDATA[I have 5 days in Chengdu. Where should I eat? - Post by pepper]]> http://www.gochengdoo.com/en/forums/thread/4429/i_have_5_days_in_chengdu_where_should_i_eat#17613
It's also much easier to give recs if you give some details about your tastes, Chinese ability, and culinary adventurousness besides being a world class whatever.

I would say hot pot ranks among the best food experiences, but there are challenging aspects.]]>
Fri, 17 Jun 2011 11:47:19 +0000 http://www.gochengdoo.com/en/forums/thread/4429/i_have_5_days_in_chengdu_where_should_i_eat#17613
<![CDATA[I have 5 days in Chengdu. Where should I eat? - Post by DongGuoXianSheng]]> http://www.gochengdoo.com/en/forums/thread/4429/i_have_5_days_in_chengdu_where_should_i_eat#17616
My Chinese ability: conversationally competent and fluent in reading menus (seriously, I'm better at reading menus than a guy who's lived here for 3 years and speaks Chinese way better than me)

Taste: I can, indeed, "chi la jiao", but having lived in Kunming, where restaurants pile that on in substitution for other seasonings, I'm not going to be seeking that out. So basically, any savory or really well-textured foods will have my undivided attention. I hear good things about chengdu snack food in that regard.

Adventurousness: As long as it's not endangered, I'll try it once.]]>
Fri, 17 Jun 2011 12:44:22 +0000 http://www.gochengdoo.com/en/forums/thread/4429/i_have_5_days_in_chengdu_where_should_i_eat#17616
<![CDATA[I have 5 days in Chengdu. Where should I eat? - Post by Dragon Expeditions]]> http://www.gochengdoo.com/en/forums/thread/4429/i_have_5_days_in_chengdu_where_should_i_eat#17622
I would though agree with @invisible about Sichuan snacks, and Luodai's probably the best easy location to head for.

I'd never actually heard of Tiantian before but having read the review am going to try it sometime now. Some of the good neighbourhood restaurants really have the very best food.

Hong Xing is definitely good and I think I actually prefer the food to that at Da Rong He, but their restaurant is also a popular location for weddings so you might meet the same problem.

What else? BBQ is better here than Kunming IMO. My favourite place by a long way is in Xiaojia He, but there's bound to be somewhere nearby wherever you stay. There's quite a few BBQ fish restaurants around which tend to be good. At the upmarket end 'Delicious Fish' is the most famous / popular chain but be prepared to queue for a table. The same street as my BBQ place also has Huang Cheng Ba, a really good slightly run down looking halal beef restaurant that people drive across town and queue up outside to eat at: http://www.dianping.com/shop/527943]]>
Fri, 17 Jun 2011 14:52:04 +0000 http://www.gochengdoo.com/en/forums/thread/4429/i_have_5_days_in_chengdu_where_should_i_eat#17622