You need to have Mala Hotpot when you are in Chengdu, China. Woke at 11pm, feeling hungry. Checked with St Regis staff on where to go and they recommended 小龙坎 (Xiao Long Kan), a 5 minute ride from St Regis Hotel.
We reached at about 11.30pm and the place was crowded. We had to wait for about an hour but it was worth the wait. The restaurant was filled with locals, no foreigners. This means authentic, I guess.
I like ancient Chinese interior
The menu was in both Chinese and English. However, English does not make sense for some items.
I realized for can drinks, they serve without any cup or chilled.
Some of the dishes we ordered. Luncheon meat.
This is rabbit meat. I thought it was beef… I stopped taking pictures after a while because it was too spicy
My mouth was on fire with all that spices. Apparently, you need to use the oil as a sauce. There were salt, sugar, vinegar and minced garlic to mix with the oil. This significantly reduce the spice and heat.
Everything was fresh. We ordered a lot of food and it was about 300 RMB (SGD 62) in total. Give it a try if you feel adventurous.