Fodor's Expert Review Huang Cheng Lao Ma

$$$ Chengdu Chinese

Run by artists, this amazing restaurant occupies a massive brick-and-stone building with sculpted pillars flanking either side and a facade depicting scenes from old Chengdu. The hotpot comes in the traditional spicy varieties, as well as a qing tang, or "soft soup," style without the spices. You can also opt for those prepared with wild mushrooms or seafood. There are often photo exhibitions from local artists. The top floor is a high-end teahouse and a performance space.

Chinese Sichuan Lively Lunch Dinner $$$

Quick Facts

20 3rd Section
Chengdu, Sichuan  610041, China

028-8513–9999

www.hclm.net

Known For:
  • Tongue-numbing spice
  • Decor
  • Artsy vibes

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