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Sichuan: China’s most popular cuisine

Origin: Sichuan Province, Chongqing

  • most popular and widely served cuisine in China
  • famous for its rich,deep flavors; spicy,pungent and hot flavor; and red color
  • Food of Chengdu and Chongqing (used to be part of Sichuan

Spices of Sichuan cuisine

  • various chilis & pepper, 1 of which is the Sichuan peppercorn which is rare in other cuisines;
  • shallots
  • ginger
  • garlic
  • broad bean paste - the soul of Sichuan dishes

Most commonly used spices

  • "The 5 Fragrances" : fennel, pepper, aniseed, cinnamon & clove;
  • chili
  • Sichuan pepper

Cooking Methods

  • stir-frying,
  • steaming
  • braising
  • baking,
  • fast-fryin- the most popular


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