A tasty fish dish for an auspicious New Year
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- In the Chinese New Year, fish is an essential dish because it implies auspiciousness in the New Year. Followings are three popular fish restaurants recommended to you.
Zenglaoyao Fish Village
The release of the movie Hot Pot Hero can be described as a trend of "air-raid shelter cuisine" with Chongqing characteristics. The famous Zenglaoyao Fish Village is a small restaurant hidden in air-raid shelter under the pier at Changbin Road. It has been opened for over 20 years and is truly an old one. This fish restaurant is still in the primitive form of the air-raid shelter and can attract many customers just by its specialty dish, Youtingjiyu.
The taste of Youtingjiyu absolutely deserves the reputations it enjoys. The large dish is full of spicy oil with pepper and Chinese prickly ash floating on it, representing authentic Chongqing taste. The crucian is cooked in the whole and can absorb the spicy and delicious taste from the condiments. It tastes appetizing but not pungent, and only leaves a slight spicy taste on your lips.
Address: No. 220-5, Yangtze Binjiang Road (opposite Binjiang Park)
Tantanyu is a simple fish restaurant in an old-fashioned bungalow with a small courtyard and aisle in front of the house, whose environment is dirty and messy. In Tantanyu, a saying goes: whether you drive a limo or live in a villa, as long as you eat here, you will not care the environment. It implies that the customers are so concentrative on the fine taste that they leave others alone. Unlike other restaurants, the fish in Yantanyu is fried slightly and then boiled. The freshly cooked fish is firm, tender and tasty, an absolutely different taste from others.
Address: No. 72, Shengli Village, Tuwan
As its name, Popotujiyu is built on a hillside next to Yanggongqiao Interchange. To enjoy the fish, you need to climb first. The fish, dipped in spicy oil, has bright color, and is tender and tasty. You can even smell it in the air siting around the dish, which is quite tantalizing. Besides fish, there is toufu in the bottom. The dish has at least one kilos of fish. Though the Tujiyu is small in size, each pot has over ten fishes. The fish is very delicious after absorbing the spicy delicacy from the soup. The only trouble, however, is that wild crucian has many fishbones.
Address: No. 88, Shuangbei Street
(Translated by Zhou Shinan, Fathom Language Limited)