Sichuan cuisine

 

Sichuan dishes are famous in China and abroad for their spicy-hot taste and the flavor of Chinese prickly ash. Sichuan cooks select their ingredients with great care, use a variety of seasonings, andcook each dish differently. Thus Sichuan dishes are known as a hundreddishes with a hundred tastes. Most common flavors include hot and spicy, five fragrances, mixed spices, chili and Chinese prickly ash, and sweet and sour. Famous Sichuan dishes include spicy pork shreds, diced chicken cubes in mixed spices, bean curd with chili and Chinese prickly ash, and fried carp.