Chengdu Food

Last updated by honey at 2014/5/3

As the province of Heaven's Home, Chengdu gathers the essence of various local snacks. And as the city of migration, it also collects all favors throughout the whole country. Chengdu food plays an important role in Chinese treasury of cooking techniques. Chengdu cates have a long history with various breeds, rich local colors and are abundant in variety: fresh pastry, stewed meat in seasoning, fried duck, steamed stuffed bun…all those snacks are made with favors of sweet.

Chengdu Featured Food:

Husband And Wife Lung Slices (fuqi Feipian)

There is a romantic story of the origin of this famous Sichuan dish. Guo zhaohua (the inventor) and his wife sold their acetarious beef slices by trundling a small goods-carrying vehicle along the street. Because their beef slice was made very delicious so that no one can resist the charming smell in that street. People liked the food made by this couple very much, so they gave it the name Husband and Wife Lung Slices. But in fact there are not lung slices at all, only meat from ox's body, tongue, heart and head. When those slices are done, adding with special seasoning and celery, shallot, you will enjoy an acetarious dish pleasing to both your eyes and stomach.

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Zhong Boiled Dumpling

It is named after the inventor's name "Zhong Shaobai", who set up the brand "Lichi Lane Zhong's Boiled Dumpling" for his restaurant in 1931.The biggest difference between Zhong's boiled dumpling and the northern dumpling is Zhong's dumpling is only stuffed with nothing but pork.. When served, it will be added with red oil (made in a special way), which makes it taste slight sweet with salty and spicy.

Guo Sweet Soup Balls

.It has a crisp ctaste and various stuffing, like the black sesame stuffing is one of the popular types.

Bonbon Chicken

This is a popular dish in Sichuan cuisine. After cooling the cooked chicken, they strike it slightly with a stick until the chicken became soft, and then pull the chicken into slice. Added with a kind of spicy sauce, the chicken tastes tender, spicy, and appetizing. This dish originated from a small town in Sichuan named" Hanyang" but nowadays, it has introduced into restaurants in some big citiies such as Beijing and Shanghai.

Lai Sweet Soup Balls

It has a history over one hundred years. The original maker, Lai Yuansheng had sold his sweet soup balls in street from 1894, which always keep the best quality and flavor. So it is still one of the best snacks in Chengdu.

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