Budget restaurants that offer authentic Chongqing food
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- In Chongqing, you may miss many restaurants which offers authentic local gourmet if you are unwilling to go deep into dilapidated streets and remote places.
No Name Noodle Restaurant
You are right, the noodle restaurant is in the remote district of Beibei. But in the eyes of foodies, such distance is as short as two stations. The restaurant mainly serves medium-width noodles, and the beef are small-sized but heavily-cooked. The beef noodle is highly oily, thanks to the restaurant owner’s generosity.
Address: No. 143, Xincun (across Local Taxation Bureau)
Average price: 10 yuan
The restaurant Dainiaoya was started in 1939. Keeping braising solution is a long-tern process which takes a lot of food materials. The taste of food in Dainiaoya is neither salty nor bland, the significant aroma of the spices can hardly hide the original flavor of the food. Indeed it is great!
Address: Tuanjie Intersection, Yangjiaping (near Zhigang Ave. circular overpass)
Average price: 30 yuan
Datong No Name Douhua Fan
Many restaurants offer douhua fan (tough bean curd with rice), but the one restaurant hidden in the depth is beloved by many and are known to accommodate some celebrities. The douhua is soft but won’t break up when picking up with chopsticks. Wrapped in oil and with rice as staple food, the food can be pretty fantastic.
Address: No. 11 Datong Lane, Datong Road
Average price :19 yuan
Hu’s Pig-knuckle Soup
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As an absolute budget restaurant in Chongqing, the Hu’s Pig-knuckle Soup offers not so much of hygiene or great service. Not first come, first served, you sit as per required by the restaurant owner, whose only priority is to fill the tables with customers – one has to share tables with others. The pig-knuckle soup is featured with pea not soybeans, and the pig knuckle is cooked thoroughly, which tastes delicious.
Address: No. 5-1, Huangjueping Center Street (near Construction Bank)
Average price: 25 yuan
The restaurant has no signboards and only hints on the walls. And reservation is heavily recommended, or there would be no seats left. At least 4 people is required for dinner, or else you pay for 4. Besides, ordering 3 drinks are necessary, or else you are asked politely to leave. The beef are cut in large sizes and not easily stuck between the teeth.
Address: 2/F, Residence Building, Nanxing Road, Nan’an District (across Hongsheng Hotel)
Average price: 60 yuan
(Translated by Yang Lifu, Fathom Language Limited)