Chengdu Tour: What to Eat in Chengdu? Chengdu Cuisine, Chengdu Snacks, Chengdu Dishes

Chengdu Cuisine

Chengdu Tour: What to Eat in Chengdu? Chengdu Cuisine, Chengdu Snacks, Chengdu Dishes

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13 September 2017


As one of the most culinary city, Chengdu is a truly paradise for food-lovers. Classical Chengdu cuisine, famous hot-pot and all kinds of snacks scatter around the whole city. Chengdu, city of Gastronomy offers full range of Sichuan classics. What to eat and where to eat in Chengdu should be no problem at all after you read this article.

Sichuan Cuisine

Sichuan cuisine gains its fame for hot and spicy flavors, making it the most popular dishes worldwide. With rich seasonings and ingredients, Sichuan cuisine widely uses pepper, chili oil, broad bean chili paste, shallots, ginger, garlic and so on. There are also must-have Sichuan’s dishes in the lists of menus. Almost every Chinese would be familiar with the menu as Sichuan cuisine is the birthplace of many dishes.

Sichuan Hotpot

  • Sichuan Hot Pot

Sichuan hot pot could be the most representative dish with spicy and hot broth in Sichuan. The hot pot is basically a big pot with spicy or non-spicy broth in the center of table. While the hot pot is keeping simmering, ingredients are placed into the pot. The ingredients usually concluding sliced meat, leaf vegetables, mushrooms, seafood, lamb, beef, tofu, quail eggs, pork… Except spicy flavors, Sichuan Hot pot also offers different kinds flavors for you to choose, such as salty, sweet and sour etc.

There are some nice place to taste tradition hot pot in Chengdu:

Chengdu Huangcheng Laoma Restaurant

Add: 20, 2nd Ring Rd South, 3rd Section, Chengdu, China

Tel: +86 288513 9999

ShiZiLuo Restaurant

Add: Qin Tai Road 101, Chengdu, China

Tel: +86 288615 8988

Tanyutou Hotpot (Hejiangting) Restaurant

Add: 2F Building 17 Languifang, No.1 Shuijin Street, Jinjiang District, Chengdu, China.

Tel: +86 288500 7890

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  • Classical Sichuan Dishes

Mapo Tofu

The famous Mapo Tofu could be representative of Sichuan cuisine. It is cooked by soft bean curd topping of minced beef which tastes spicy, numbing, tender and aromatic.

Dry-fried green beans

Dry-fried green beans is another classical Sichuan cuisine. The green beans are blistering on the outside but tender inside. It’s great to have crunchy beans with rice.

Twice-cooked pork

Twice-cooked pork is captivating for its fragrant pork. The name comes from that the fatty pork is first boiled, and then fried in the pot. Nowadays, twice-cooked pork could be always seen on the table.

Kung pao chicken (diced chicken fried with peanuts/cashews)

Kung pao chicken is frying diced chicken with golden peanuts. It’s very popular with foreigners because it’s less spicy and tastes great.

Fish-flavored Shredded Pork

Fish-flavored Shredded Pork is a classical Sichuan dish. Despite the name, there is no fish used in this dish. However, it used traditional fish cookery seasonings.

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Chengdu Snacks

Fuqi Feipian (Sliced Beef in Chili Oil )

Fuqi Feipian, “Appetizer of the Year“is a famous dish in Chengdu. It means thin slices of beef with chili oil which is served hot or as a cold appetizer. Soft and spicy tasty makes you feel the fragrance of this delicious dish.

Longchaoshou (Wonton served in a sweet chili oil)

Longchaoshou is a unique snack which belongs to Sichuan cuisine. Chaoshou means wonton in Sichuan. With large varieties of wonton, Longchaoshou in Sichuan is one of the most famous one. Along with slightly spicy soup, Longchaoshou tastes even more delicious.

Dandan noodles

Dandan noodles is a one of the most famous snacks in Sichuan. The noodles are very tasty served with spicy sauce and chili oil. Stirring seasonings awakens the flavor. Added small portion of minced meat, fragrance of noodles will linger on your mouth.

Zhong Dumplings in Lizhi Lane

Zhong Dumplings in Lizhi Lane is distinguishable from others because of the use of only pork stuffing without any other vegetables. Special stuffing makes it a unique flavor.

Erjie Tuding (spicy rabbit meat)

Erjie Tuding is a very famous dish from Chengdu. It is spicy rabbit meat that tastes spicy and delicious and you shouldn’t miss.

Clear Noodles in Chili Sauce

Clear Noodles in Chili Sauce, literally “Chuanbei Liangfen” in Chinese tastes a little fresh and soft. With the sauce, it could arouse your appetizer.


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