Flavors of Chengdu Snacks

Authors: Go Chengdu


Sour, sweet, bitter, salty and a little spicy, you can find almost every flavor in Chengdu.
Chao Shou
With thick and aromatic tastes and delicious soup, the savory snack is popular among locals and tourists. A time-honored brand Long Chao Shou Special Restaurant, with its chain stores throughout the city, offers different varieties of wontons famed for very thin, nearly transparent wrappers and abundant rich filling.
Famous Szechuan style Dan-dan noodles (担担面) is one of the most popular Chinese street foods. It is crispy, spicy and numbing (caused by Sichuan peppercorns), with lots of variations in different restaurants. Noodles like Dan-dan noodles won't be soupy for the cooking method that the vender mix the noodle with the prepared sauce and top with fried minced pork.
Sticky Rice Ball Served in Chinese Wine Soup
It looks like Tang-yuan, but smaller and with no stuffing inside. It tastes sour and sweet with the aroma of wine and also very chewy.
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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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