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“Who Dares Eats”

JiangBei Lao Zao Hotpot (RenMin North Road)
Ranked #378 of 3,128 Restaurants in Chengdu
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Who Dares Eats”
Reviewed February 27, 2014

This could be the noisiest restaurant you've ever eaten in. Just across the road from the Tibet Hotel, it's large, popular and crowded, serving huge wokfuls of dark red oily hotpot sauce laced with industrial quantities of fiery chili and lip-tingling Sichuan pepper. If you're not used to having your mouth anaesthetized by Sichuan pepper choose the unspiced House Special White Hotpot, or hedge your bets and order the double-flavoured hotpot which gives you a choice of both.

There's a wide variety of meats and veg. to cook in your hotpot and an English menu which can be correlated to the Chinese one. Take your pick from, among more conventional offerings, 'pork aorta', 'grassland hairy belly', 'lung slice' and 'duck blood curds'.

None of this costs a lot, it's all fresh, and waiting staff are happy to help you negotiate the menu and operate the gas burner which keeps your wok bubbling. A true taste of Chengdu and a lot of fun into the bargain.

  • Visited February 2014
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3 Thank RBM056
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
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English first
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1,019 reviews
401 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 578 helpful votes
“Spicy hot pot”
Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

We weren't sure what to expect from this place.  We'd passed it a few times and it was always busy so we thought we would give it a go, our hostel also recommended it to us but warned us that it was very spicy.  This place just does hot pots so is the place to come.  The main waitress's knew some English and ordered for us as the menu was in Chinese.  We ordered far too much (I'm sure we had almost 10 dishes for the two of us at one point!) but it as a all delicious and packed with locals.  The staff were friendly and keen that we enjoyed it.  We had one waitress who hovered near us showing us how and for how long to cook things for.

It was a great experience and would recommend especially for groups.  We went for half half which was still spicy.

2 Thank eatydrinky
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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Traditional mala (numbing and spicy) hot pot”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

Its location was really convenient in which was closed to tourist area Jinli. it offered traditional numbing and spicy hot pot. Price per head was reasonable.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank cancer1998
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