also known as 大海湾酒楼. good cantonese-style food in downtown chengdu, specifically at 成都市人民南路三段29号附1号.
this was a good introduction to dining in chengdu, and we had a very good lunch here. this was the sort of food I was looking forward to on my visit back to china.
what we had: cold boiled chicken – very fatty but tasty; barbecued charsiu pork – so good; vegetable dumplings; boiled kailan with oyster sauce; clams in a hotpot with broccoli; boiled prawns with their heads chopped off and deep fried with salt and pepper – which intensified their prawniness; shark’s fin – still a very chinese staple in seafood restaurants; goose web with chinese mushrooms; grilled eel – very much like unagi, a little dry but still very tasty; broiled scallops with a truckload of garlic or fermented black beans; flowy salted-egg custard buns and a complimentary plate of prettily-cut fruit.
we’ve kept the namecard for this restaurant, a visit in due when we return.