Growing to understand my girlfriend’s mother has been like solving a riddle. But now, I finally feel like I understand.Read more
It’s easy to get stuck ordering and eating the same dishes over and over again, but it’s important that you not let that happen. Here’s how you can prevent yourself from falling into the trap that we spring on ourselves.Read more
Chengdu is renowned for its hot pot, but the majority of Chengdu’s hot pot establishments are actually Chongqing imports. The “real deal” Chengdu hot pot was almost eliminated from the streets of the city in the late 1990s, but a few spots remain that still represent the old school Chengdu-style.Read more
This particular restaurant offers 150 different dishes: let’s translate them all. This first post translates all 38 of the stir fried dishes on the menu.Read more
Legend has it that Marco Polo brought the recipe back from China in the 12th century and made them famous in the West as ravioli — little flour pouches with tasty fillings, boiled and served. We reveal our favorite places to get dumplings in Chengdu.Read more
Discover the tastiest noodles in Chengdu in this guide to the best that the city has to offer.
From Master Huang’s “Superior Sliced” noodles to Granny Jin’s “Palm-style”, these are some of my favorites that I’ve been going to in Chengdu for years. Best of all, you won’t find them listed anywhere else.Read more