Shift your focus from luxury hotels and restaurants to street corners and you may have surprise finds for an epicurean experience.
Tang You Guo Zi (Sweet Fried Rice Balls) 糖油果子
Sweet fried rice balls are known as Tang You Guo Zi. They are made from glutinous rice and are fried in the dark sugar to make the crust crunchy. A man sells them from his food cart on Kui Xinglou Street. If you are lucky, you will find him.
Dan Hong Gao (Baked Egg Cake) 蛋烘糕
It is one of the most popular snacks in Chengdu. Unfortunately, there is no set location to buy it. If you are lucky, you will find a person with a small food stand selling Dan Hong Gao near Kuixinglou Street. There are plenty of flavors: salty, sweet, or spicy. You get to pick whatever you like.