The fountainhead of the Sichuan Cuisine and an internationally-renowned food culture city, Chengdu is the best place to enjoy the authentic Sichuan dishes. When you visit the city, you should try at least some of Sichuan dishes below.
Huiguorou (Twice-cooked Pork, 回锅肉)
Mapo Tofu (麻婆豆腐)
The dish is known for its tenderness, spiciness and the aromatic smell, often topped with minced beef or pork. You can find Mapo Tofu on the menu at almost every restaurant in Sichuan. It is believed that the dish was created by a pockmarked lady nicknamed Ma Po.
Chili, Garlic, Peppercorn: the SHIC Style of Alfredo Bendezu
Alfredo Bendezu, from Peru, came to Chengdu to learn how to cook Sichuan dishes at the Sichuan Higher Institute of Cuisine (SHIC), the only cooking school in China that offers professional and hands-on courses in Sichuan cuisine. He graduated from the institute in 2014.
Apr 16, 2015
Two-day Tour of Chengdu Cuisine
A stimulating 2-day experience of local snacks, dishes and culinary culture around Chengdu.
Oct 21, 2014
Celtuce, also called asparagus lettuce or Chinese lettuce, is of the lettuce family and originated from Asia. The vegetable is gaining popularity in the world, with its stem and leaves used in many dishes.
Jan 13, 2015
Classical Dishes Not Made Easy
Quality Department Proposes Standards for Sichuan Cuisine