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  • Chengdu Food and Restaurants

  • Sichuan Cuisine is well known at home and abroad for its characteristics of spicy and tongue-numbing, and one common ingredient of most dishes of Sichuan cuisine is the pepper, peppers and more peppers and plenty of chilies, fagara are added to the dishes, especially the fagara, which has a unique, numbing effect on the tongue, makes your mouth feel tingly and anesthetized. Moreover, seafood is rare in Sichuan; however, freshwater fish, carp and crayfish are available in Sichuan cuisine.

    • 1. Here listed below are the most famous Sichuan Local foods


    (1) Bang Bang Chicken
    A cold meat dish which doesn’t scald the tongue with chilies, fagara, Bang Bang Chicken is not the favorite food if you prefer spicy, but it tastes very delicious too

    (2) Liaoji (Liao’s ) Bangbangji (Chicken)
    Address: 1315 Guomao Plaza, Shihui Street, Chengdu
    Tel: 028-87767887

    (3) Guoba Roupian
    This dish contains two parts, with one bowl contains crispy cooked rice and the other bowl contains brimming hot sauce. Pour the hot sauce over the rice before you have this delicious rice

    (4) Mapo Bean Curd
    Mapo Bean Curd or Mapo Tofu is a widely popular Sichuan dish enjoyed by the whole China.
    The hot, soft tofu served, swimming in minced beef or pork and Sichuan peppercorns

    (5) Gongpao Jiding (Kung Pao Chicken)
    World most popular Chinese dish, which is made from spiced chicken and peanuts, cucumber and chilies etc

    (6) Fish Flavored Shredded Pork (Yu Xiang Rou Si)
    Actually, this dish doesn’t contain any fish, it contains thin stripped pork and sliced vegetables etc, and tastes sweet and tangy.

    (7) Hotpot
    Numerous vegetables, meats, tofu and exotica are available in Sichuan

    (8) Huangcheng Laoma Hotpot
    Address: 20 Qintai Rd, Chengdu
    Tel: 028-86148510


    • 2. Here listed below are the most famous Chengdu snacks


    (1) Fuqi Feipian (Slices of a Married Couple’s Lungs)
    Actually this dish is made of beef heart and tongue sliced and served cold.
    It was named after the loving couple who invented this spicy snack

    (2) Lai Tangyuan (Lai's Glutinous Rice Ball) and Guo Tangyuan
    Sweet, glutinous rice-made product, and usually stuffed with sugared sesame or bean paste
    Lai Tangyuan
    Add: 27 Zongfu Street, Chengdu
    Tel: 028-86629034
    Guo Tang yuan
    Address: 7 Bei Street, Chengdu
    Tel: 028-86914881

    (3) Long Chaoshou “wonton soup”
    Famous for its thin skin and tender meat inside
    Address: 68, Chunxi Nan Rd, Jinjiang District, Chengdu
    Tel: 028-86676345

    (4) Dandan Noodles
    A bowl of noodles tossed with hot sauce.
    Address: 108 Taisheng Nan Rd, Chengdu
    Tel: 028-6744134

    (5) Shaokao (Sichuan barbecue)
    Skewers of meat, veggies, tofu and sometimes bread and seafood are sprinkled with chili and grilled on open coals.

    (6) Leshan Liuji Shaokao
    Address: 9 Xiaojiahe Zheng Street, Wuhou District, Chengdu
    Tel: 028-85172688


    • 3. Here listed below are the most typical Food Streets in Chengdu

    (1) Caotang Circle
    Consisted of Qingtai Road, Jinli Xi Road, Fanglin Road, Qinghua Road and Qingjiang Dong Road with plenty of bars, clubs, restaurants, hotels here

    (2) The Embassy District
    An area with plenty international restaurants, where you can find local, American, Italian, French etc., food here

    (3) Wangping Food District
    One of the earliest food districts in Chengdu with large and small restaurants serving local foods and specialties