During the first year reign of Emperor Xuantong of Qing Dynasty, the Overview of Chengdu was issued. According to the document, various kinds of chili peppers were planted in Chengdu, such as Dahongpao, Chaotianzi, Niuzi, Denglong (lantern-shaped), Niujiao (ox horn-shaped) and Jixin (heart-shaped).
Green chili pepper would be harvested in May, red chili pepper in June, Denglong chili pepper in July, Haijiao (literally, the kind of pepper introduced from coastal regions of China) and red Haijiao in August... At that time, a great variety of chili pepper species had already been planted. Now you will find far more diverse species of chili pepper and related products.
Chengdu, the ancient gateway to the southern Silk Road, has long been a magnet for visitors who love food.
Apr 11, 2015
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
Sichuan Cuisine Wins Food Lovers
Pepper Twins, a restaurant serving authentic Sichuan cuisine that opened in 2015, is located amid the busy, assorted restaurants in the area west of downtown Houston.
Jun 09, 2017
In Search of the Secret of Sichuan Flavor
A taste of Sichuan Pepper and you know more about the unique spicy flavor of Sichuan food.
Jul 27, 2017
We Are All Smurfs! World Tour
When Smurfs meet panda and red pepper in Chengdu, what will happen? Come and watch the art exhibition We Are All Smurfs! being staged at Chengdu IFS, you will get the answer.