In Chengdu, hot pot is not just a dish, it is a way of life. Yuan Li is a popular local hot pot brand in Chengdu. Sichuan hot pot is known for its red chili peppers and spicy flavor, thus the restaurant's interior design uses red bricks to form the shape of ocean waves that perfectly echo the hot pot soup. Yuan Li’s soup base simply mixes large pieces of beef tallow, red chili oil, peppercorns, bean paste, ginger and scallion. The beef tallow brings velvety flavor and slightly neutralizes the spice. Hot pot is a wonderful communal dinner for everyone, and Yuan Li provides over 100 different dishes of fresh vegetables, beef, pork, seafood, bean products, etc. Grabbing an iced coffee from % Arabica after spicy hot pot is definitely a good idea.