Gan Ye Zi Vegan Hotpot Restaurant

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  • Chinese
  • Hot Pot
Photograph: ChuXue Lu via Unsplash
359 Xinhua Lu

Gan Ye Zi is another Taiwanese-backed joint, and when it comes to a healthy hotpot, you can’t do better than a vegan one. There’s no menu here; instead all diners get a hotpot set for 88RMB per person. Included is a choice of tea, as well as an individual pot of mushroom stock and a small spice mix (including dried mushrooms and black beans) to add to your broth.

On the side you’ll get a huge plate of veggies, tofu, and some ‘meat’ balls, that are made from tofu and veg; there’s also a small sauce buffet with chili, peanut sauce and pickles to help spice things up. At the end of your meal (if you’ve got any stomach space to spare) you’ll be offered some green vegetable dumplings and dessert. We got as far as a couple of dumplings before we had to be rolled out the door.

Venue name: Gan Ye Zi Vegan Hotpot Restaurant
Opening hours: 11am-2.30pm; 6-9.30pm
Metro: Jiaotong University
English address: 359 Xinhua Lu near Dingxi Lu, Changning district
Chinese address: 长宁区新华路359号, 近定西路