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May 13, 2020 | Last Modified: 2020

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The Pear Blossom organic Shaxi restaurant offers authentic Shaxi local cooking in an active Buddhist temple. The temple's everyday dishes such as tomato and eggs boast a natural, organic flavor that urban eateries just cannot compare. Rubing, (known locally as youdbap in the Bai dialect) is a delicate goat's cheese, very similar in taste and texture to queso blanco in South America or paneer in India. While it is usually served fried with a honey or sugar dip. Our specialties include: • Fresh, handmade Shaxi "Buddha's Hand" pizza • 10 kinds of jiaozi (dumplings) • Sweet and savory baba (a Shaxi spcialty pastry) • Farm to table organic vegetables • Fresh goat cheese dishes • A great selection of Chinese and imported wines from around the world

Responsibility

We employ only women from Diantou Village and proceeds from the restaurant help with surrounding temple upkeep. We buy only from farms owned by the employees, neighbors or in the Shaxi Friday Market. We recycle all food for animal feed. We offer complimentary tea for all temple visitors.

Business Case

As there are no restaurants in the surrounding area, we believed that a vegetarian cafe inside the temple would attract visitors and worshipers. The restaurant has not been financially successful, but at least able to operate in tourist season. It has helped visitors notice the temple and feel welcome to come in and learn about the local culture. The government has supported this by building better access to the temple, parking and improved waste management.

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The Pear Blossom organic Shaxi restaurant offers authentic Shaxi local cooking in an active Buddhist temple. The temple's everyday dishes such as tomato and eggs boast a natural, organic flavor that urban eateries just cannot compare. Rubing, (known locally as youdbap in the Bai dialect) is a delicate goat's cheese, very similar in taste and texture to queso blanco in South America or paneer in India. While it is usually served fried with a honey or sugar dip. Our specialties include: • Fresh, handmade Shaxi "Buddha's Hand" pizza • 10 kinds of jiaozi (dumplings) • Sweet and savory baba (a Shaxi spcialty pastry) • Farm to table organic vegetables • Fresh goat cheese dishes • A great selection of Chinese and imported wines from around the world

We employ only women from Diantou Village and proceeds from the restaurant help with surrounding temple upkeep. We buy only from farms owned by the employees, neighbors or in the Shaxi Friday Market. We recycle all food for animal feed. We offer complimentary tea for all temple visitors.

As there are no restaurants in the surrounding area, we believed that a vegetarian cafe inside the temple would attract visitors and worshipers. The restaurant has not been financially successful, but at least able to operate in tourist season. It has helped visitors notice the temple and feel welcome to come in and learn about the local culture. The government has supported this by building better access to the temple, parking and improved waste management.

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