Chengdu,capital of Sichuan,is known for its spicy food. In recent years, Chengdu cuisine, such as hot pot, ma la tang, and other characteristic food has been popular around the whole country and adroad.
Chengdu snacks enjoy a high reputation both at home and abroad with their unique colors, aromas, shapes and tastes. There is a statement that "All good foods are found in Chengdu." According to statistics, Chengdu has at least over 500 different kinds of established snacks and over 5,000 stores that serve snacks.
Chengdu snacks owns a long history which can be dated back to the Three Kingdom Period. Being part of the time-honored culture, Chengdu food culture appeals to people from all over the world.
Chengdu Snacks owns several notable characteristics that make it unique.
Chengdu snacks are carefully prepared with meticulously selected materials.
Chengdu boasts a wide variety of snacks. According to statistics, Chengdu has at least over 500 different kinds of established snacks and over 5,000 stores that serve snacks.
Chengdu snacks are varied in taste. People who have not been to Chengdu will think all dishes and snacks served in Chengdu are spicy. As a matter of fact, many Chengdu snacks are aromatic, sweet, tender and tasty.
Chengdu snacks are divided into four categories according to the main ingredients: wheat flour, rice, meat and vegetable, miscellaneous.
Most of the snacks are made of wheat, rice, and miscellaneous grain powder. They are exquisite in appearance and refined in seasoning. Most snacks have been developed by the street vendors, which determine their characteristic of being economical and fold-friendly. Zhong Boiled Dumplings, Longchaoshou (dumpling soup, or wonton known in north China), Lai Tangyuan (stuffed balls made of glutinous rice flour served in soup) and Guo Tangyuan are the examples of famous traditional brands.