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Sichuan Food Lover's Guide to Chengdu

Sichuan Food Lover's Guide to Chengdu

Sichuan cuisine has become one of the most popular types of food in China thanks to its bold and fiery flavors, and the best place to sample authentic Sichuan dishes is at the heart of the province in Chengdu. Here are a few foods and activities you won't want to miss.

Must-Try Dishes

Within China, Sichuan food is practically synonymous withhot pot, a vat of broth infused with dried chilies, garlic and heaps ofSichuan peppercornsthat are used to add spice to a variety of meats and vegetables.Kung Pao chicken, a famous dish in the West, hails from the Sichuan province and is made by pan-frying diced chicken with dried red peppers and peanuts.

Perhaps more popular in China is***mapo tofu***, cubes of bean curd served in a fiery chili oil and fermented bean paste sauce.Dan dan mian, Sichuan's contribution to China's many noodle varieties, is seasoned with black vinegar, soy sauce, dried chilies, garlic, peanuts, scallions and mustard root.

Must-Do Experiences

  • Get a broad overview of the flavors Chengdu has to offer with a tuk tuk food tour, stopping at food stands where the locals eat.
  • Combine a trip to the Sichuan Cuisine Museum, which lays out the evolution of this famous regional cuisine, with a hands-on cooking class to learn to make dishes like kung pao chicken and mapo tofu.
  • Head out for a memorable evening on the town that includes a Sichuan opera performance and a hot pot dinner.
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Chengdu Evening Food Tour by Tuk-Tuk

Chengdu Evening Food Tour by Tuk-Tuk

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Set out in the evening with an expert guide and your own tuk-tuk driver to find the best dinner dishes in Chengdu on this tour. Explore pedestrian alleyways, hidden parks, and small temples where you visit favorite local eateries. Experience Chengdu's cuisine and culture by eating at the same places that local people do.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$66.67
From
US$66.67
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Private Half-Day Tour in Sichuan Culture Show with Hot Pot Dinner in Chengdu

Private Half-Day Tour in Sichuan Culture Show with Hot Pot Dinner in Chengdu

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Immerse yourself in the captivating culture of Chengdu during an incredible Sichuan Opera show and traditional dinner. Depart from your hotel in a luxurious, air-conditioned coach and venture within a traditional restaurant to devour the local delicacy of Sichuan hot-pot. Sated, prepare to feast your eyes upon a colorful spectacle of acrobatics, music and comedy as you watch the extravagant Sichuan opera from a seat in a prime position. 
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$100.00
Price varies by group size
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US$100.00
Price varies by group size

Half-Day Sichuan Cooking Class Experience in Chengdu

Half-Day Sichuan Cooking Class Experience in Chengdu

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Uncover the secrets behind delectable Chinese cuisine on a 4-hour cooking class in Chengdu. Under the guidance of a professional chef, learn the techniques required to cook sumptuous Sichuan meals; make delicious delicacies like Kung Pao chicken and soft steamed dumplings while gaining insight into the complex flavors of Sichuan food. After cooking up a storm in the kitchen, sit down to feast upon the fruits of your labor with your fellow food lovers. Return home with recipe cards to impress friends and family with your new found knowledge.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$87.00
Price varies by group size
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US$87.00
Price varies by group size

Private Full Day Sichuan Gourmet Food Tour from Chengdu

Private Full Day Sichuan Gourmet Food Tour from Chengdu

Bring an empty stomach and an open mind for this gourmet food tour from Chengdu and enjoy a full day discovering the gastronomy of China’s Sichuan province. Explore historic Luodai and sample Hakka treats like sticky rice balls and smoked goose at the many street food stalls. Next, learn how regional specialty Pixian chili bean paste is made on a factory tour, then uncover the region’s culinary secrets at the Museum of Sichuan Cuisine. Back in Chengdu, end your tour with a delicious hot pot dinner at a traditional restaurant.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$153.85
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