Chengdu Food

Food  in  Chengdu  is  mainly  Sichuan  Cuisine,  which  contains  food  preserved  through  pickling,  salting,  and  drying  and  is  generally  spicy. 

Chilies  are  used  in  many  dishes.  The  locals  say  that  chilies  are  beneficial  for  cooling  you  down  in  the  summer  and  keep  you  warm  in  the  winter.  They  are  also  said  to  protect  against  illnesses  that  come  from  living  in  a  damp  climate.

Famous  dishes  include  the  famous  Chengdu  Hot  Pot,  Ma  Po  Bean  Curd,    ChuanChuan  Xiang  and  so  on.

Chengdu Food

chengdu-food-1Chengdu Hot Pot

Hotpot is very popular in Chengdu and is known for its spicy and hot flavor. Although this kind of hotpot is taken as the Chongqing specialty by the locals, it has become famous and popular all over the country for a long time.




chengdu-food-2Ma Po Bean Curd

It is a combination of tofu (bean curd) set in a spicy chili- and bean-based sauce, typically a thin, oily, and bright red suspension, and often cooked with minced meat, usually pork or beef. Variations exist with other ingredients such as water chestnuts, onions, other vegetables, or wood ear fungus, but these are rarely considered authentic Sichuanese.




chengdu-food-3Chuanchuan Xiang

Also called Ma La Tang, vegetables, sausages, shrimps and anything edible can be threaded onto a bamboo stick and cooked in the hot pot.