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Eating in Changsha, capital of Hunan Province

China.org.cn, April 20, 2015
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Famous Changsha dishes include Dong'an Chicken, Mala ziji (Hot-spiced and Peppered Fledgling Chicken), Lawei hezheng (Assorted Cured Meat), cold rice noodles and Fermented Bean Curd.

Following are some of the best places in Changsha to sample typical Hunanese cuisine, one of China's top eight cuisines:

West Lake Restaurant

West Lake Restaurant (Xihulou) is located 20 minutes from Changsha Huanghua International Airport. With 5,000 seats, the restaurant is regarded as the largest restaurant both in China and in Asia, according to an entry in the Guinness Book of Records.

Address: Malanshan Community, Hongshanqiao Street, Kaifu District, Changsha

Tel: 0731-84258188

Old Changsha Crawfish Restaurant

The restaurant is popular among the local residents for crawfish-related dishes and authentic Hunanese cuisine.

Address: 72, 2nd Section of Xiangjiang Zhonglu, Tianxin District, Changsha

Tel: 15307312233

Huogongdian and Huogongdian Restaurant

Huogongdian (Temple of the Fire-God), a famous scenic spot in Changsha, is noted for the most authentic Hunan snacks. The Huogongdian Restaurant, located in Pozi Street, the original site of the Temple of Fire-god, is a catering company recognized as the source of Hunan cuisine.

Pozi Street Store: Address: No.868, Wuyi Avenue, Lotus District Tel:0731-85814228

Wuyi Store: Address: No.93, Wuyi Avenue Tel:(0731)84120580

Crown plaza Store: Address: No.868, Wuyi Avenue, Lotus District, Changsha Tel:(0731)82811777

Dongtang Store: Address: No.507, North Shaoshan Road, Lotus District, Changsha Tel:(0731)85452124

Huanghua Airport Store: Address: Negative 1st floor, T2 terminal, Huanghua Airport Tel:(0731)84799126

Middle Longxi Store: Address: No.23, Middle Longxi Road, Ningxiang county, Changsha Tel:13107414818

Yang Yuxing Noodle House

Yang Yuxing Noodle House, a time-honored brand developed over one hundred years ago, mainly serves rice noodles, noodles with soup, fermented meat, steamed dumplings and hand-made egg noodles.

Sanwang Street Store: Address: 1st floor, Sanwang Building, Sanwang Street, Lotus District, Changsha Tel:(0731)82288192

Railway Station Store: Address: No.128, N, Sanwang Street, Lotus District, Changsha Tel:(0731)82299608

South Yinpen Road Store: Address: No.270, South Yinpen Road, Yuelu District Tel:(0731)88906630

Xiangqun Pot Sticker

The catering brand, established in the early years of the Republic of China (1912-1949), is popular among the locals for its delicate cooking method and special implements.

Dongtang Store: Address: Dongtang Fashion zone Tel:18670078722

Yuhuating Store: Address: West Xinjian Road, Changsha Tel:(0731)84177555

Flagship Store: Address: No.80, Shuyuan Road, Changsha Tel:0731-82227338

Lushan Road Store: Address: No.46, Denggao Road, Changsha Tel:(0731)85515583

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