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Need a visual aid for your print edition? Jonathan Gold visits New Chong Qing (“the Sichuan standby, mapo tofu, is worth trying: intricately seasoned, as simultaneously soothing and vicious as an Aimee Bender story”). Click through for Anne Fishbein's spectacular photos and read more in Gold's Counter Intelligence, “New Chong Qing: New Hot Pot Spot.”

house special tea; Credit: Anne Fishbein

house special tea; Credit: Anne Fishbein

Chris preparing the fish hot pot; Credit: Anne Fishbein

Chris preparing the fish hot pot; Credit: Anne Fishbein

fish hot pot seasonings; Credit: Anne Fishbein

fish hot pot seasonings; Credit: Anne Fishbein

fish hot pot; Credit: Anne Fishbein

fish hot pot; Credit: Anne Fishbein

house cold noodles; Credit: Anne Fishbein

house cold noodles; Credit: Anne Fishbein

fish hot pot; Credit: Anne Fishbein

fish hot pot; Credit: Anne Fishbein

fork full of cold noodles; Credit: Anne Fishbein

fork full of cold noodles; Credit: Anne Fishbein

very happy lady pouring tea; Credit: Anne Fishbein

very happy lady pouring tea; Credit: Anne Fishbein

tea pouring detail from antique kettle; Credit: Anne Fishbein

tea pouring detail from antique kettle; Credit: Anne Fishbein

chile peppers drying in the sun outside the restaurant; Credit: Anne Fishbein

chile peppers drying in the sun outside the restaurant; Credit: Anne Fishbein

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