We were actually headed for Mulan Restaurant, which is also reviewed on TA, but this restaurant's storefront caught our eye. We had read the reviews of it here, but weren't sure we wanted Korean while soaking up (touristy) Chinese culture. The clean, bright, comfortable feel that radiated from the windows made us look closer. We saw fresh and attractively presented food on people's plates. My partner showed the staff her note in Chinese characters that says, "I don't eat beef, pork, lamb, chicken, duck or any other meat. I do eat fish and shellfish and all vegetables." The hostess and a waitress, with some interest and excitement, paged through their menu pointing to their picks for her. We took a cozily stylish seat and ended up each choosing BiBimBop, with squid for my partner and traditional beef for me. We agreed that it was an exemplary interpretation of the dish. Our orders came with three different kinds of pickles and generous bowls of seaweed soup on the side. We shared a large bottle of the local Dali beer, which is clean and light.
It was the best meal of our three days in Dali. Go. You'll like it.
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