Alex Wall: Fresh Fiery Food!

Authors: Go Chengdu

2016-01-28

There is one thing that is different though and that is the sensational smells intriguing my taste buds floating from the restaurant Fuqi Feipian. I am about to go here for a taste testing of Chengdu’s finest traditional snacks.
It’s a usual Wednesday evening in Chengdu. People are buzzing about, traffic is building and all the sounds of the city are singing. There is one thing that is different though and that is the sensational smells intriguing my taste buds floating from the restaurant Fuqi Feipian. I am about to go here for a taste testing of Chengdu’s finest traditional snacks.
The restaurant has a friendly and inviting atmosphere. People are eating an assortment of different meats and snacks, providing colorful artwork for any diners’ sight. We head to the back of the restaurant where we will be dining tonight and are welcomed by the owners who will join us. They tell us of the long history of the restaurants’ growth from 1933. They started off selling cold beef slices and have continued to develop this recipe that we will be trying tonight. It is a pleasure talking to these passionate owners. I am impressed at the high standards that the restaurant keeps. The rest rooms are clean, the service is quick and the staff are friendly.
The food starts coming out. We start with the restaurant’s famous dish of beef and cow’s stomach. The beef was cooked perfectly with just the right amount of spice. The texture of the beef was not what I expected as it fell apart nicely in my mouth, it was not chewy. This was a pleasant surprise as I had yet to have soft beef in Chengdu yet. The food continued to flow out, both large and small individual side dishes. There were lovely steamed greens and spicy tofu on offer for those of our taste testers that are vegetarian. The owners were very accommodating. There were a few dishes that stood out to me. I really enjoyed the individual dish of cold noodles with spicy shredded chicken. This was crisp, light and refreshing. I also really enjoyed the traditional spicy noodle soup with its assortment of herbs, spices and crunchy vegetables. This was also a great vegetarian option. Lastly I enjoyed the individual desert dish that had a porridge like texture. It had nutty hints with sweet fruity bites. There was a fantastic selection of different dishes, and definitely something for everyone!
I would recommend this restaurant for people visiting and living in Chengdu that want some traditional delicious snacks. The Chef Lauren Wang does a fantastic job. The food is fresh, the atmosphere is inviting and the service is of a high standard. Treat yourself and experience something that is truly Chengdu!!
About the author:
Alex Wall is a foreign teacher from an English training institution in Chengdu. Though this New Zealand girl can’t speak any Chinese at all, she is already addicted to Chengdu traditional foods since those days she has been at Chengdu.

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