After checking into Destination Youth Hostel, Wulingyuan at about 3:30 p.m., I went out to find the route to Wulingyan Park Gate and to explore Wulingyuan. I was still exploring the streets when I thought I should look for dinner. There was this restaurant with a number of patrons and I decided to walk in.
|I have never tasted anything like this. It was quite good. Savoury.|
|The Bandit Chicken was a disappointment. The meat was mostly chicken breast. I hate chicken breast. Chicken breast just does not taste good. I love thigh, drumstick and wings but there was none in this bowl. Savoury and spicy|
On the following morning, I went out before 7:00 a.m. to find breakfast. Most shops were still closed. Some were just starting to open but food was still not being prepared. This shop was the first to be serving breakfast. I went in and ordered Jiaozi (dumpling) and Xiao Long Bao (steamed bun). I came back to this shop again after the next morning and this time, I ordered the rice noodle. Like the pork rib noodle soup I had at Many Supermarket food court on my arrival in Zhangjiajie from Changsha, the rice noodle texture was very smooth. Silky smooth! The soup was good.
|The Jiaozi was good but I think it was not as good as the one I had in Changsha on the day I came to Wulingyuan. Savoury.|
|The Xiao Long Bao (steamed soup bun) was good too. I did not know why they did not call it Baozi (steamed bun). Savoury. But I still prefer the Chengdu version.|
|The rice noodle texture was silky smooth and glistening under the light. The soup was good. However, it was not addictive.|
Dinner on my second day in Wulingyuan was at this restaurant. It was close to my hostel. Pictures of the various dishes were hanging on the wall. I picked Fried Beef Noodle because I just prefer my noodle dry.
|This was good, certainly tastier and better than the soup noodle. Savoury.|
When it came to breakfast, there was not much to choose from. The usual fares were rice porridge, soup noodles, Jiaozi (dumplings) and steamed buns. I did not want to have Jiaozi and steamed buns again and walked further into the town centre when I saw this little shop.
|The soft flat noodle was prepared like Chee Cheong Fun but the thin batter was poured only a steaming pan instead of a piece of cloth. Minced meat and green onion was mixed into the thin batter before it was being steamed. Savoury. Quite good.|
On the final night in Wulingyuan, I had dinner here. Although there were various dishes, I did not go for the exotic food. I normally go for those food which really looked good or which I had favourable experience.
|Taiwan sausage was the best. The Taiwan aboriginal sausage was okay, with a tinge of sourness. This Tujia sausage was hard and slightly chewy, but tasted okay. I would rate it 6/10.|
I had originally planned to go to Huangshizhai yesterday. However, I got on the wrong bus and lost two hours Hence, I had rescheduled my visit to Huangshizhai to today. When I arrived at Senlin Gongyuan (Forest Park), it started to drizzle. In order to shelter myself from the drizzle, I stepped into this restaurant beside the bus station.
|The Baozi tasted like all Baozi in Hunan. Savoury and tasted okay.|