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… Continue Reading Sichuan Food Crawl: The Best Mapo Tofu, Chili Wontons, and Noodles

Sichuan is known for its love of spice. It’s the birthplace of mala hot pot, mapo tofu, and dandan noodles—all made with copious amounts of chili and peppercorn. How did this region come to fall in love with spicy food, and what are the core ingredients? This is the fifth… Continue Reading How Did Sichuan Fall In Love With Spice? – Eat China (S1E5)