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“Hunan cuisine, typical”

HuoGongDian (Wu No.1)
Ranked #58 of 752 Restaurants in Changsha
Cuisines: Street Food
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Hunan cuisine, typical”
Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

Typical Hunan cuisine. Oily, salty and spicy. Not to my liking but if you are looking for local stuff. This is the place. Order the la jiao cao rou. (Green peppers fried with pork)

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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Singapore, Singapore
Level 6 Contributor
237 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“A Must Try in Changsha, Hunan.”
Reviewed 8 November 2013

I hope this is the same Fire Palace or Huo Gong Dian Changsha I have been to recently which is at 868 Wu Yi Avenue, Kaifu District, Changsha 410005. Tel: 0731-82811777.

Located on the 2nd floor attached to the Crowne Plaza Hotel Changsha downtown, we went there by accident because we were looking for lunch and it was almost 2pm.

The Fire Palace or Fiery Temple Restaurant was so named because it stood at the original site of a century old temple where devotees used to go pay their respects and then came out to have breakfast or lunch or snacks at a restaurant very nearby. Nobody really remembered the name of the restaurant but refer to it after the name of the temple. The restaurant therefore has a century old tradition. And on the site of the original temple is now the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

The cuisine is Hunan, which is spicy, oily, and uses lots of garlic.

Every one in our group enjoyed the tofu dish with green chillies, dried red chillies, and 'wai san' a root vegetable.
Another interesting dish is pasta like tofu, actually tofu sheets cut into flat noodles and then served variously with diced dragon fruit, shredded ears of corn and meat strips.

A famous dish in Changsha is steamed fish head served with spicy chilly on one side and pickled spicy veggie on the other side.

We were very late but the restaurant admitted us, and we were the only table of customers at 2pm.

Service was very good and the food was really tasty.

The restaurant was clean.

  • Visited November 2013
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3 Thank sweetafton
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“Good Snack at reasonable price”
Reviewed 5 July 2013

Chairman Mao and Communist Party high ranking officials used to come to this restaurant during those days.

There are variety of snacks to choose from either the menu (English menu available) or the wall photos. The snacks were tasty enough and the price was reasonable considering the popularity and the atmosphere. Worth a try.

Visited May 2013
1 Thank Wutkate
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