Chengdu Living Podcast

Podcast #24: Sichuan Food in Chengdu

In this episode I speak with Jordan, founder of Chengdu Food Tours, which takes guests from around the world on a journey through Sichuan cuisine.

I Am Having an Affair with Sichuan Food

Sichuan Cuisine has a hold on me. There was a time when I wasn’t sure why I wanted to eat Beef slices and bamboo shoots in a spicy, peppercorn broth. But those times are over. I know now that it’s all about the love.

Why You Should Break Out of Your Culinary Comfort Zone

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.

Chengdu’s Original Hot Pot

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.

A Fiery Feast: Sichuan Hot Pot

Hot Pot is but another Sichuanese institution – like teahouses and foggy skies – without which the locals would slowly wither and die. In fact, the overcast Sichuan sky and the damp conditions of the Sichuan basin make hot pot a necessity.