Flavors of Chengdu Snacks

Authors: Go Chengdu


Sour, sweet, bitter, salty and a little spicy, you can find almost every flavor in Chengdu.
San Dapao
San Dapao is mainly made of glutinous rice and soybean flour. The making process features three loud booms, made by the maker of the snack, when the rice dough is thrown thrown into the container, hence the name San Dabao (bombing for three times).
Glutinous Rice Cake (Ciba)
The chewy pastry is covered with soy flour and brown sugar. It is the best snack for hotpot.
Deep-fried Pork
This snack is usually served altogether with Glutinous Rice Cake served with Brown Sugar when people are having hotpot.
Rabbit Head
Rabbit head in Chengdu is a spicy snack known for its peppery flavor that has become popular in many other parts of China. One of the Discovery Channel's Bizarre Foods, it is for more adventurous eaters. And also there are not spicy flavor for those who cannot stand foods too spicy.
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San Da Pao: Snack of Shows and Sounds

San Da Pao (literally “three big-gun shoots”) may be the most special one among the hundreds of snacks in Chengdu, not only for its strange name, the sweet taste and the chewy tenderness, but also for its ostentatious making process.

May 04, 2017

Treasures of Chengdu

The Jinsha Site Museum reminds visitors of fantastic lanterns and snacks from different parts of the world.

Jun 02, 2017

Chengdu Snack Wins Food Lovers Overseas

Food critic Brett Martin from GQ magazine (Gentlemen’s Quarterly) recently named a Chengdu snack, the Sliced Beef and Ox Tripe in Chili Sauce (夫妻肺片, Fuqi Feipian in Chinese), served by Pepper Twins, a Sichuan food restaurant in Houston, the US, as the “Appetizer of the Year” in 2017, and gave the snack a new appellation Mr. and Mrs. Smith.

Jun 15, 2017

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