Just behind Santa in Dali is a new vegetarian restaurant opened by Stanley Tong (Hong Kong director of The Myth, Rumble in the Bronx) and his rumoured girlfriend Ruby Lin . In 2005 Lin shot a CCTV television serial near here entitled Dali Princess , and as far as I can figure out Tong’s new film Love in the City also used Dali as a backdrop.
|To get there take the No. 19 bus from Dali old town to the square at the bottom of Santa, then a RMB 5 minivan up to the main entrance of Chongshengsi temple , it’s right next door.|
|The restaurant menu includes “mock” dishes , using tofu, mushrooms, and other vegetables to replicate meat – the cold duck starter is particularly realistic.|