Back in 1848, this place opened as a fish shack on West Lake. Business boomed and it became the most famous restaurant in the province. Specializing in Zhejiang cuisine, Lou Wai Lou specializes in lake perch, which is steamed and served with vinegar sauce. Another highlight is the classic su dongpo, pork slow cooked in yellow-rice wine and tender enough to cut with chopsticks. Hangzhou's most famous dish, beggar's chicken, is wrapped in lotus leaves and baked in
a clay shell. It's as good as it sounds.
30 Gushan Lu, southern tip of Solitary Hill Island, Hangzhou, 310002, China