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Sichuan Cuisine

2004-09-29 16:49:00

 

The main- characteristics of Sichuan Cuisine:
(1) Prepared with a wide variety of ingredients.
(2) Presenting various shapes and tastes, and famous for spicy food, fish-flavored shredded pork and food with odd taste.
(3) Boasting numerous cooking techniques, such as stir frying, frying, stir-frying before stewing, and braising.
Famous dishes: Stir-fried Diced Chicken with Chilli and Peanuts, Stir-fried Bean Curd in Hot Sauce, Fish-flavored Shredded Pork, Rice Crusts and Sliced Pork, Stir-fried Sliced Beef, etc.

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Dongpo Pork
Legend has it that this dish was created by Su Dongpo, a famous poet of the Song Dynasty (420-479), who was a native of Meishan County, Sichuan Province, hence the name.
Pock-marked Grandma‘s Bean Curd

This dish was created in the first year of the Tongzhi reign (1862) of the Qing Dynasty by Chen Xingsheng Restaurant. The main chef was the wife of Chen Chunfu, who had a pockmarked face, hence the name. Later the restaurant was renamed as the Pockmarked Chen Grandma‘s Bean Curd Restaurant, which became famous far and wide. At the end of the Qing Dynasty, Pockmarked Grandma‘s Bean Curd was listed as a well-known dish in Chengdu.

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Sichuan Hot Pot
In the past Sichuan Hot Pot was very spicy. Now people can taste hot pot with spicy, clear or milky soup. A hot pot may be divided into several parts, and a customer may instant boil food of three or four tastes in a same pot, in addition to various herbal medicinal hot pots. This kind of hot pot is suitable for the Chinese people from the south or the north, and for both Chinese and foreign customers.

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