As a creative and innovative city in terms of food culture, Chengdu is known for a dozen exclusive honors in history: the earliest distillery in China, the oldest center of Chinese tea culture, the first center of Chinese cuisine culture and the first Chinese cuisine museum in China.
Take the Sichuan-style cuisine for example. As one of the four Chinese cuisine systems, it’s known internationally for a spicy hot flavor. A proverb goes that just as Chinese food culture is the highest developed in the world, the Sichuan-style cuisine is the best known in China.
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
Chengdu-China's one of the top 10 foodie cities
Chengdu is no doubt the most popular place for gourmet aficionados. It is the birthplace of Sichuan cuisine, one of China's four major styles of cooking. In 2010, Chengdu was designated the "Capital of the World's Gourmet Food" by UNESCO, the first city in Asia to receive the honor. It is best represented by its hot pot cooking, spicy bean curd and Kung Pao chicken.
Jun 26, 2014
Sichuan Cuisine Culture Museum
The museum is a cultural theme scenic spot for culinary culture, food experience, shopping and recreation.
Oct 21, 2014
First Touch of Authentic Sichuan Food
Gastronomic enthusiasts Marc (France) and Arturo (the US) came to Daronghe Restaurant in Chengdu to learn how to cook Mapo Tofu and Kung Pao Chicken.