A handy guide to the cost of living are the Chinese restaurants. For a town of 70,000 people there are surprisingly few Chinese restaurants. The cost of a Chinese meal for two varies from about CHF 40 – 100 and the quality doesn’t always match. Here is a list of all the Chinese restaurants in order of my preference (therefore a very subjective opinion):
|In-house (2 people)||Takeaway (2 dishes)|
|1. ChinaTown||CHF 70||CHF 35|
|2. Wok||CHF 90||CHF 50|
|3. Golden Dragon||CHF 90||CHF 60|
|4. New White Swan||CHF 40||CHF 35|
|5. Shunsing||CHF 70||CHF 40|
Of the 5 restaurants, ChinaTown is the clear front runner for quality, authenticity and atmosphere. The price is reasonable and the style of food is certainly closest to what you would get in China.
Next come Wok and Golden Dragon which are very similar in quality and price. Still good choices for food but nothing amazing. White Swan is a good choice if you are on a budget and/or just need a quick meal in town. Shunsing is too far out of the centre for most people and not worth the effort unless you live in the area.
A couple of photos of ChinaTown for you: