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After an extensive renovation that includes burnished cement floors and beam-exposed ceilings, former neighborhood secret Xiangcun Fengwei is now worthy of a visit even for people who live outside the French Concession. This three-story restaurant serves up Hunan staples at super-cheap prices. Try the Ma Po Tofu, cumin-covered ribs, long beans, and any of the beef or fish hot pot dishes. Even following the renovation in 2013, this place still lacks ambience, as the bright lighting and arrangement of tables — the-furniture-shoved-into-single-room-space strategy that's common to many Chinese restaurants — fails to cultivate environment. But it's always a reliable standby for good home-cooked Hunan—and almost never has a wait.