Tag Archives: Sichuan

怪味雞 “Funny Smell Chicken”…or perhaps “Unusual Flavor Chicken”…or just “Chicken with a Pungent Aromatic Sauce”

Since we are on the subject of 四川 (Sichuan) and we just covered 紅油 (Hong You)/Red Oil I think this post should be about one of my favorite easy recipes from the region that can also make use of Red … Continue reading

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紅油 Red Oil

四川麻辣紅油 (Si Chuan Ma La Hong You) 紅油 Hong You, literally “Red Oil”, is a necessity for many Sichuan (四川) dishes such as MaPo DouFu. Well maybe not a necessity, but if you are missing it, you are missing out. Hong … Continue reading

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“The English have only three vegetables and two of them are cabbage.”

Those words by Walter Page are just an example of the many attacks that have been lobbed at both English cooking and the humble cabbage over time. National prejudice aside, the cabbage, so oft mistreated, is not deserving of such … Continue reading

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麻婆豆腐 MaPo DouFu

I sometimes see Mapo Doufu on menus in American Chinese restaurants, but it is so easy (and ridiculously cheap) to make I cant imagine ordering it. This classic of Sichuan cuisine (川菜) combines the heat of chilies, the numbing of … Continue reading

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水煮牛肉 Boiled Beef (with Chilies)

你吃辣嗎? This is, or at least can be, a blindingly hot dish, but you would not know it from the title, “Water Boiled Beef.” Sounds so benign, no hint of spice/heat, except that the dish is from Sichuan 四川, so … Continue reading

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