mountain food, chengdu


more specifically, food from a restaurant at the base of mt. emei (峨嵋山). this isn’t so much a review since I cannot remember the name of the restaurant, but more a reminder that if you don’t mind being fleeced, there is rather good food to be had even when you’re out climbing a mountain – perhaps not such a surprise in the tourist-centric world today.

it wasn’t very expensive, but at this vaguely clean restaurant we had a steamed carp that cost the equivalent of 15pounds – ridonkulus in the local context – that was fresh and sweet, as well as an omelette prepared with wild vegetables that didn’t taste much of anything, and could have been chives or any similar herby vegetable for all we know.

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