We had chosen ShuJiuXiang(蜀九香) for our last dinner in Chengdu. ShuJiuXiang is famous for its Sichuan Mala hot pot(麻辣火锅). Mala in Chinese literally means numb and spicy.
We arrived very early, so the restaurant was still empty.
Enlarge the menu if you read Chinese
At first, we were keen to try out the JiuGongGe(九宫格） style, where the pot was divided by 3x3 grid. It was invented so that everyone could cook their food at their own space. But some said it was used to cook different food as the cooking time needed was different.
But luckily we went for the normal twin broths, non-spicy and spicy. I will explain that in a short while.
special duck intestine (极品鹅肠）
Tea Tree Mushroom(茶树菇)
Beer to go with the spicy hot pot
The food was fresh and the broth was spicy. It was not the normal spicy, it was numbingly spicy. Sichuan chili gave the broth a fiery burn while the Sichuan peppercorn gave an sensational numbing effect on the lip and tongue. For the second half, we only cooked the food in the non-spicy broth. Now you know the reason when I said we were lucky that we did not order the JiuGongGe. :)
Steamed and Fried Chinese Bread with condensed milk(金银馒头）
We made second our second order and you could see that all of them was not spicy food.
chive spring roll(韭菜春卷）
complimentary dessert was cherry tomato
Visit ShuJiuXiang for an unforgettable Sichuan Mala hot pot experience.
ShuJiuXiang Hot Pot Restaurant 蜀九香火锅酒楼(南府店)
53 Nanfu Street, Renmin South Road 4th Section, JinJiang
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