Date registered: September 21, 2009
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Chengdu isn't necessarily a bad place for clothes - the above comments are mostly right, you just have to be patient and hunt. There are so many markets and malls that it's pretty ridiculous. Shoes are the biggest problem I think - or the smallest problem to be exact! You're Goliath if your feet are over size 40.
Haha Taobao - I wonder if they really sell medical supplies there...
You could try going to the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine - I used to have some friends that went to school there - maybe you could drop in sometime, check out the clinic where the students are training and ask where to get supplies? I think this is the address: 四川省成都市金牛区十二桥路39号 and I believe one of the closest bus stops is 中医附院。 Good luck!
But it isn't really that difficult to get prescriptions...if you can get someone to help you find the Chinese name, almost any pharmacy will give it to you (at least in my experience). And there are also a few Western doctors here who can get you stuff. Last time I went back I brought ibuprofen with me and a bunch of natural medicines. I was most thankful for that little bottle of ibuprofen!!
My experience was a little different - really fast service.
But we ordered soup and salad, so that's pretty easy.
The broccoli potato cheese soup was amazing, and when I looked at the menu thought it was a little pricey (19 yuan I think?), the bowl was HUGE and so was the salad which was also around the same price.
Aside from the Indian restaurants, they're the only place I've found that sells chai tea, which was also pretty decent.
Best part by far was the baked goods.
Bought a couple of pastries to try, a Boston creme donut with chocolate and something like an apple fritter.
Prices have gone up I think, the donut was 10 but it was so worth it!
Atmosphere just reminds me of a little mom and pop restaurant from back home.
And yes, the screaming kids were still there.
Maybe they live there?
I'm just grateful it exists(expensive beer, crappy sound system DEFINITELY)!
It's going to take some time for some people with money who don't mind investing in something that might be a huge loss just for the love of the music!
Until that day, at least New Little Bar is hosting shows almost every weekend!
It was really nice trying something new - the stuffed Red Riding Hood pizza was pretty good!
I'm really picky about sauce, and for once had a pizza that was soaked in sauce (also good the morning of day 2).
Also ordered the spinach salad (yum yum more sun-dried tomatoes) and delivery was really fast - couldn't believe they made all that AND got to my house in 40 minutes.
Thanks Mike, nice new biz.
It's on the backside of the building complex called Lin Jiang Fen Ge (粼江峰阁），off of Shun Jiang Lu (顺江路） Coffee is about 23 kuai (I think 15 for espresso?) but strong and good (Just had a Vietnamese coffee here today... I was flying on the way home).
Bagels are 3-4 kuai with 2 kuai cream cheese and their milk tea is REAL taiwanese milk tea (not the powdered crappy stuff).
No smoking inside and they have a really good espresso machine, and also some bing sha iced drinks, some little cookies and stuff.
Nice owner - Taiwanese guy but lived in L.A. for a long time.