Members of "MA LA REN MEI" have a sumptuous variety of Sichuan foods at Qinshanzhai Restaurant in downtown Chengdu.
The gourmet exploration kicked off with their breakfast at an old restaurants called "Xie Baozi" (Xie's Stuffed Buns), which sells buns with a fine skin and succulent meat paste inside. The breakfast proved a gratifying experience with the tasty buns, the warm cereal congee and local pickled vegetables.
Local noodles not daunting for the spicy food lovers from Japan.
The rabbit heads and duck tongues also not a problem.
"If you ask me what is my favorite food in Chengdu, I'm afraid that I could not give an answer. Because there are too many delicious foods. Every one of them is unique and distinctive. I can't pick out the best one," said one of the members, "I think the intestine noodles are perfect: sleek noodles with taste-lingering soup...all the other foods are delicious, though."
"MA LA REN MEI" organizer Nakagawa tastes Baijiu (Chinese liquor) at Chengdu Shuijingfang Museum, Monday, March 20, 2017.
Mr. Nakagawa remarked that the food culture has constantly been a link between Chinese and Japanese, "I love the food of Chengdu, and I would love to be an ambassador to promote the interactions between the Chinese and the Japanese culture, getting more people to know Chengdu and to love Sichuan food."
Members of "MA LA REN MEI" and staff from local website GoChengdu.cn show support to Sichuan food, Tuesday, March 21, 2017.
An internationally-renowned food culture city as well as the home to the Sichuan-style cuisine, Chengdu was named by UNESCO the City of Gastronomy in February, 2010.
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