In Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan, hole-in-the-wall eateries are called fly restaurants because they have customers coming back like, well, flies. They’re often hidden and have questionable hygiene, but they offer some of the best home-cooked street food.
Writer and chef Jenny Gao takes us on a food crawl of Chengdu to show us the city’s best fly restaurants.
0:00 Welcome to Chengdu
0:49 Meet Jenny Gao
1:00 What is a fly restaurant?
2:38 Sweet water noodles
3:43 Chilli wontons
4:43 The birthplace of mapo tofu
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Script: Tiffany Ip
Narration: Hanley Chu
Editor: Nicholas Ko
Mastering: Joel Roche
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