Ge Lao Guan is a popular frog hot pot restaurant, where waits on a weeknight can stretch to 90 minutes or more for their signature amphibians. You have to choose your spiciness and number of frogs; four is the minimum frog quantity. It takes some getting used to, but it's great, with a subtle flavor and a texture somewhere between fish and chicken that really lends itself to the rich spiciness of good hot pot. In all, you’ll pay 100-150rmb without drinks, if you don't overorder.
Ge Lao Guan does one thing well: frog . The branch on Dingxi Lu, near the fake pandas crawling all over that exoskeleton cage, draws a huge line every day of the week. So we went. And waited, for 90 minutes on a Tuesday night, for their boiled amphibians. How was it?
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