Late December 2012, House of Hunan Restaurant opened their doors for business. The restaurant has been busy non-stop since its opening day. Hunan food is also known as Xiang Cai. It’s some of the spiciest food I’ve ever tasted; but, not the kind of spice that numbs your lips. The main notable spice in the food is the small red peppers which are pretty hot but also have a pleasant taste to them.
The restaurant is very reasonable priced with great serving sizes. We’ve been there 3 times now. The first time we spent 420 RMB for 6 of us. The second time we went we had a group 8 and spent 553 RMB on a huge variety of dishes. This last time we spent 233 RMB for 8 of us. The main difference in price is the selections. Not much trial and error when we have Xiaopei assist with the ordering.
Flowers, balloons, & fireworks is the custom here for new opening businesses.
This young man was making some ja dang bing which is made with crepe batter.
The crepe is folded several times or is served as a burrito with different trimmings inside including egg and potato. To me it resembled a giant Mexican burrito.
We thought this was strange, they had an offering under the Mao Zedong statue. The food was laid out in honor of Mao Zedong.
The sign says, “Revolutionary Room”. We thought this was a pretty comical toilet sign.
Large pictures of Mao Zedong are displayed thought out the restaurant.
Opening week we had several trinkets given to us for visiting the restaurant. A card with different buttons representing different period of times in Mao Zedong’s life. A box of matches and a card of lapel pins.