I don't have a name but they're everywhere!: While in Chengdu, you must eat hotpot!
For a hotpot, they bring out spiced oil and vegetable broth and boil it in a cooker on the table. Then they bring out all kinds of noodles, vegetables, and meats and you put them in the oil or broth to cook, and scoop them out and eat. It's absolutely delicious and a Sichuanese cultural experience.
Chen Ma Po Dou Fu: Ma Po Dou Fu
It was spicy!
Ma Po Dou Fu is a very famous Si Chuan dish originating from Chengdu. It's usually cooked with minced pork. If you like to have a try at cooking it, try looking for the prepared paste from Chinatown. I found them in many chinatowns in the world. All you need then is to buy the beancurd (tofu) & minced pork & you'll have a Chinese dish ready!
Favorite Dish: Naturally, Ma Po Beancurd ;-)
For the recipe, check out this site:
Ba Guo Bu Yi: My favorite Si Chuan restaurant
One can find the most creative & excellent culinary expertise here. It's not only economical (by foreigner's standard) but also easy to order (there is pictorial menu & English translation!).
Best for dinner.
Favorite Dish: These are what I had during lunch:
Yeh cai ba.
Yu Mi Gao.
Xiao Tang Yuan.
Huang Jing Gao.
Many types of local dim sum can be ordered here though I much prefer the night dishes. They are amazing yummy!
Ba Guo Bu Yi: Si Chuan Delicacy
Hot, spicy & refreshing! Yummy! I'll be back!
There are many dishes on the menu which I have never even seen from Chinese restaurants I've frequented across the globe. Gosh, this place is so amazing!
For those who can't take spicy food, be careful when ordering, check first. Majority of the Si Chuan dishes are hot & spicy!
Favorite Dish: Stir fried diced turtle with red & green pepper.
A specialty of Chengdu.
I can't recall what is the...
I can't recall what is the name of the restaurant or where it is. It's in a PLA-operated restaurant, it was an unforgettable complete dinner of all the different types of mushroom varieties (>10 ?) available in Sichuan.
Si Chuan is the heaven of...
Si Chuan is the heaven of delicious food. But don't forget to ask for 'bu yao tai la'(please don't put too much pepper), otherwise your tongue will become dumb, sweat and tears...
Besides Chuan Cuisine, you can easily find Tibetten food such as the famous 'Cheese Tea'(Su You Cha), 'Zan Ba'.
Favorite Restaurants in Cheng Du; Ba Guo Bu Yi
Favorite Restaurants in other places along my trip: too primitive to have any real restaurants, but peddlers are good enough, natural local flavor
Favorite Dish: Ma La Tang: kind of hotpot
Ma La Rice Noodle
The 'Crossing bridge noodles'...
The 'Crossing bridge noodles' of Chengdu, cost RMB5 for small and RMB10 for big. You must! This noodles is very much like the Chinese steamboat where there are many small dishes on plates for us to put it into the hot soup, the service here was fast, we waited less than 5 minutes only before everything were already on the table. This is also a street of eating as you can see in this photo. We have so many choices to choose. Yeah.
Vegetarian Lifestyle: vegetarian delight
Excellent! Huge, huge menu. Service very attentive. Highly recommend, be you a vegetarian or not.
Favorite Dish: Try one of the many Hot Pots!
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Huang Cheng Lao Ma: Huang Cheng Lao Ma hot pot
famous hot pot restruant of China, not very spicy and sweet smelling hot pot
Favorite Dish: hot pot and dimsum(Long Chao Shou, Ma Tuan, Dan Dan Mian)
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Qin Shan Zhai: Hotpot
This place looked really nice from the outside, but inside it was a little disappointing. The hotpot was good, but nothing more. Maybe we should’ve chosen a different soup.
Peter's Tex-Mex Grill: Tequila !
As close as you are going to get to actual Tex-Mex food in China. Large portions.
Favorite Dish: Hello strong RMB 40 Margaritas !!! Wow ! I still feel the burn !!
Any Restaurant with Loads of People Inside Eating: Sichuan Hot Pot
Really hot & spicy, so much so that some of the locals can't take it as well. It's full of chillies, cloves, chilly oil and more chillies!
Favorite Dish: The hot & spicy dip. Try the brains for the tastiest dish :)
Sichuan Spicy Food
In Chengdu, you must try the famous Sichuan food which is spicy, hot and numbing to the tongue. There are more than 100 dishes and you can order a very small portion of each to try.
Ba Guo Bu Yi: Stew
Exclusive to Chengdu (I think, since I've never had it anywhere else & I've been to many Chinese restaurants around the world!).
Favorite Dish: Stewed eels with bamboo mushroom & chicken traditional herb.
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