Picking up some wriggling fresh seafood from the city's best seafood market, and having a quick sniff around the dried stalls. As Sichuan is completely landlocked, it has a long history of importing seafood from the coast, which, before refrigeration, consisted almost exclusively of dried goods. Very few traditional Sichuanese dishes call for dried seafood, and the prevalence of MSG has mostly eliminated the complex and time-consuming stocks and sauces which would have included many of these products. #seafood#shrimp#driedshrimp#market#wetmarket#chengdu#sichuan#china#成都#四川#海鲜#菜场#菜市场#虾#虾皮
These meat pies are called Guo Kui in Sichuan. The tender dough is rolled into a long strip and stuffed twice with ground meat, folded and rolled again into round pancakes, deep fried until golden and then baked in a charcoal pit. One bite into the meat pie and the crispy flaky bits crumble down onto the table. The chili pepper and Sichuan peppercorn spiced tender meat filling and oozing juice pique all of the sensations in your mouth, begging for your second bite 😋😋😋
I was sad and happy when I left Chengdu. Sad that this amazing artisan food is not easily accessible anymore, happy that I got to finish my trip without gaining 30 pounds 😉
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