Qiyuan Vegetarian

in Jiuhua Shan

Come here to sample (and study: the picture menu is well translated) the exotic edible fungi, shoots and roots of the mountain. Dishes range from humble Chinese chestnuts flavoured with osmanthus (a flowering shrub; 桂花板栗, guìhuā bǎnlì; ¥30) to prized 'stone ear' mushrooms (石耳, shí'ěr; ¥188), a kind of lichen that grows on rock and is believed to possess medicinal properties.