The Source (Dōujiāngyuán)
The Source (Dōujiāngyuán) Review
Amid a loft-like courtyard setting, this restaurant serves a set menu of Sichuan specialties that changes every two weeks. The menu includes several appetizers, both hot and mild dishes, and a few surprise concoctions from the chef. On request, the kitchen will tone down the spiciness. The location was once the backyard of a Qing Dynasty general regarded by the Qing court as "The Great Wall of China" for his military exploits. The grounds have been painstakingly restored; an upper level overlooks a small garden filled with pomegranate and date trees. Dining in the central yard is serene and acoustically protected from the hustle and bustle from outside the walls.