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Chongqing Food

Chongqing is a city full of delicious food. From delicate and fine "Yu" restaurants to the streets vendors of everywhere, Chongqing cuisine is noted for its distinctive spicy and pungent flavor. Spicy food is part of local people's life, they believe that "no meal without chili pepper". Chongqing has high humidity and many rainy or overcast days, hot pepper helps reduce internal dampness, so it was used frequently in dishes.

Jianghu Cai (new creative local food)
People in Chongqing are accustom to spicy and willing in creating new meals and it is not stick to one pattern in the material using . Compare with Sichuan food in formal big restaurant, the Jiahu Cai is not so exquisite as the former, but carries on more imagination. The most famous ones are spring chicken, sour flavored fish, chili chicken and etc. JiahuCai reflects one aspect of Chongqing culture.

Chongqing snacks
Snacks are also very popular in Chongqing, cheap and delicious. Spicy and chilly noodle is most welcome, the seasons can be put out around the table.
Besides, there are Pearl balls of glutinous rice, glutinous rice balls, dumpling in soup, Dan dan noodle, and sticky rice ball with sesames filling, ect.

Chongqing hotpot
Hotpot is a signature dish in Chongqing. Originating on the banks of the Yangtze River, hotpot was originally eaten by poor porter and boatmen to help ward off the cold. They prepare a broth of chilies and Sichuan pepper and sell skewers of offal to cock in the spicy soup.
Today, hotpot is no longer a poor man's dish and ingredients for dunking are not restricted to tripe and vegetables. You can dip almost anything you like in your pot from mushrooms and squid to tomato and fish head.
In Chongqing, the spicy hotpot is served regardless of season. One maybe amazed to find the hotpot business is more flourishing during sweaty summertime here. "Having hotpot in air-conditioned room." is one of most favorable thing for the locals.,,
Author/Editor By : Athena