Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Eating at 西湖 (Xi Hu) in China

  1. #1
    Member The Mighty Bob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    In a pineapple, under the sea
    Posts
    95

    Default Eating at 西湖 (Xi Hu) in China

    In the next few weeks, I'll be going back to China for a holiday.

    I think I will be going to 西湖 (Xi Hu), and I was wondering about the food there.

    I've heard from relatives that there is a restaurant called 楼外楼 (lou wai lou) which serves a delicious 叫化鸡/Beggar's chicken (LoCH ) and 西湖醋雨/ some random fish.

    I was wondering if you guys/gals have had experience on going to Xi Hu before, and whether this lou wai lou is any good.

    Any other information about local delicacies is also welcome

    Thanks.

  2. #2
    Senior Member PJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Posts
    18,376

    Default

    You're talking about Hangzhou right?

    My mom just had the time of her life there, with the food & sights. I will get more details for you.
    忽见柳荫下两个小孩子在哀哀痛哭,瞧模样正是武敦儒、武修文兄弟。郭芙大声叫道:「喂,你们在干甚麽?」武 修文回头见是郭芙,哭道:「我们在哭,你不见麽?」

  3. #3
    Senior Member flamer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    绿柳山庄
    Posts
    2,707

    Default

    Its 西湖醋!

    龙井虾仁
    西湖醋鱼 (not a fan of it myself)

    Mostly just enjoy the scenery of West Lake. Went to 楼外楼, didn't find it very exceptional compared to other good Chinese resturants, but go since its so famous.

  4. #4
    Member The Mighty Bob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    In a pineapple, under the sea
    Posts
    95

    Default

    Oops, my bad.

    I think I'll try the fish since its pretty famous.

    Thanks very much.

  5. #5
    Senior Member Ren Ying Ying's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    hell in the middle of nowhere
    Posts
    3,240

    Default

    from what i hear, 楼外楼 is over-rated for it's price. when I went by, a family friend took us to a place off of 河坊街 for a pretty good price with pretty decent food. There's plenty of restaurants around the area which will serve the "Hangzhou specialties", so you can probably take your pick.

  6. #6
    Member The Mighty Bob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    In a pineapple, under the sea
    Posts
    95

    Default

    Returned from trip.

    Summary:
    Lou Wai Lou - Overrated + expensive
    Beggar's Chicken - Portion was tiny (probably half a chicken), bland, no flavour
    Fish - Too much Cu, no other flavour


    Verdict- 2/10 At least now, I'll never have to bother going there ever again to waste more money.

  7. #7
    Senior Member PJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Posts
    18,376

    Default

    I was in Hangzhou for a few days. Had a great time. Love the abundant presence of trees and mountains.

    Didn't go to House-Outside-House (LouWaiLou), and from the lukewarm reviews, doesn't seem like a bad thing to miss.

    Probably the best food I had in Hangzhou was a 1.25 yuan beef stick off the street. Sure beat the overpriced dishes I had around West Lake.
    忽见柳荫下两个小孩子在哀哀痛哭,瞧模样正是武敦儒、武修文兄弟。郭芙大声叫道:「喂,你们在干甚麽?」武 修文回头见是郭芙,哭道:「我们在哭,你不见麽?」

Similar Threads

  1. Eating Healthy
    By Boo in forum Travel and Food
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: 09-29-08, 04:01 PM
  2. Point of No Return 《西關大少》
    By Butters in forum TVB Series
    Replies: 101
    Last Post: 10-24-07, 09:37 AM
  3. Lost in the Chamber of Love 《西廂奇緣》
    By munyee in forum TVB Series
    Replies: 316
    Last Post: 01-19-07, 02:11 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •