Hit the highs of the Scoville scale with some spicy Sichuan hot pot. Partaking in this traditional steamboat is best things to do in Chengdu. Its oily broth packed with peppercorns that may be deliciously tongue-numbing for some but painfully eye-watering for others. The ingredients that you will be cooking yourself are usually raw, like meat, seafood, vegetables, mushroom, tofu and noodles.
But if you fear a stomach-churning experience, it is possible to order a “yin yang” hot pot – a double-sectioned container where one half is filled with spicy soup and the other with clear broth. For a fire-breathing good time, some better-known hot pot places are Bashu Mansion and Huangcheng Laoma.
Try classic Sichuan cuisine
Sichuan food is one of the four main traditions of Chinese cuisine, with the others being Cantonese, Shandong and Huaiyang. While the other three are generally characterised by light, fresh or rich tastes, Sichuan cuisine has much bolder flavours, with a wide spectrum of profiles that embrace the piquant and stimulating.
Some examples of well-known Sichuan dishes are mapo tofu, preserved meats, sweet and sour spare ribs, and cowpea in ginger sauce. Conveniently, there is a variety of such restaurants serving these classic Sichuan dishes in the immediate vicinity of Fraser Residence Chengdu.
Check out the international cuisine
Many international cuisines can be found in a cosmopolitan city like Chengdu, but Japanese food is perhaps one of the few that is accepted by the most diverse group of people.
Popular virtually everywhere in the world, there is a shining example of it at Fraser Residence Chengdu called Sushi Luck, the serviced residence’s all-day dining Japanese restaurant. Sushi Luck’s head chef relies on the freshest seasonal ingredients and meticulous cooking methods to serve dishes that pleasing to look at and delightful to eat.
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