October 13, 2017

Chengdu, China: Huang Cheng Lao Ma; restaurant review

Huang Cheng Lao Ma  

20, 2nd Ring Rd South, 3rd Section.

In a city famous for hot pot, this is the most famous of the hot pot restaurants.

seating along conveyor belt at Huang Cheng Lao Ma hot pot restaurant in Chengdu, China
seating along conveyor belt at Huang Cheng Lao Ma hot pot restaurant in Chengdu, China


This traditional meal is served in untraditional style here and includes a buffet that alone could fill you up.  You can choose from dim sum-style dumplings, fresh fruit, and salad, and also mix up your own dipping sauce.  Diners have a choice of sitting at small tables, or at a long raised bar where a moving conveyor belt presents constantly changing selections for you to put in your personal hot pot.  Hot pots come in mild, hot, and extra hot (hot is so hot that I didn’t want to find out what extra hot is like).  Opting for the basic yuanyang style (half spicy, half mild) seems like the way to go.  I especially liked the mushrooms, but did not even try the fish heads.  Rumor has it that Michelle Obama ate here.  A free “children-keeping” area is on the second floor for under age 6, and a tea house is on the fourth floor.  




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image and video ©2017 Carole Terwilliger Meye

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