street food, chengdu


chengdu is an amazing gastronomic city. the heart of szechuan, and you get the chillies you associate with the province, as well as a plethora of street food. this was the sort of scene I envisioned when I thought about chinese hawkers.

sugar sculptures, dried prunes of all sorts, spicy peanuts, soya bean and peanut powder beard – so called due to the pulled wispy strands the sugar becomes – candy, spicy beancurd, grilled/steamed corn/maize (do try the maize, it’s lovely with its glutinous texture – you recognize it from its muted yellow colour, unlike the bright colour you get from sweetcorn), sweet potato noodles, fried treats and more.

we ate very well here – I’d very much be happy to return.

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