Sunday, June 22, 2014

A People's Dinner in Hengyang

Where I ate tonight along a narrow street in Hengyang, Hunan:

"百姓排档" restaurant in Hengyang, Hunan

Some of the ingredients for the various dishes they could prepare:

a variety of meats and vegetables in bowls and plastic containers

The view looking outside from where I ate:

view inside a small eatery in Hengyang, Hunan

A dish of pumpkin and snails:

sliced pumpkin and snails

A spicy fish head:

spicy fish head dish

I would not have thought of mixing snails with pumpkin (I remain unsure of the exact type of pumpkin). The dish was surprisingly tasty, though, and the fish head was excellent as well. The name of the restaurant "百姓排档" (Bǎixìng Páidǎng) could be translated as "The People's Food Stall". If you happen to be near Changqing Road (长青路), I recommend it as an inexpensive option for trying some of the local fare in Hengyang. You can't go wrong with the pumpkin and snails.

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