Chengdu Food Guide – A Trip for Your Taste Buds

Chengdu is one of three popular cities you’ll find in western China and is the capital of Sichuan Province. If you’re a foodie, then Chengdu is the place to visit for flavourful and spicy cuisine. The restaurants you’ll find in Chengdu does not offer tourist versions of the dishes, instead serves real Sichuan food.

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Dine in style

If you’re feeling like you want a bit of a finer dining experience, Chengdu has got you covered! Hotels such as the likes of Dorsett Hospitality International boast some of the nicest restaurants for a fulfilling dining experience.

Sichuan Food

Chengdu is one of UNESCO’s creative cities for gastronomy and expertise in Sichuan (also known as Szechuan) food. There’s more to Sichuan food than it just being extra spicy, it’s told to be a correct balance between spicy, sour, salty and sweet. You’ll expect to see Sichuan food in all the best restaurants in Chengdu.

Chengdu Hot Pot

It’s highly unlikely that you will not find a restaurant that doesn’t serve hot pot. The traditional manner of eating hot pot is with a boiling hot broth placed in the middle of the table, but it’s eaten in quite a few other ways too where you get to pick and choose your vegetables and spices.

Panda Dumplings

China is known for its Pandas and if you’re a Panda lover then we’ve got something for you! Panda dumplings do not, by any means, have any Panda in them, it’s just the way they look. Tiny dumplings with a sweet fluffy cream are what you’re to expect!

 

 

A Kowloon food guide – Top Four Must Try Dishes

Travelling to Hong Kong on holiday? Then here is a quick guide on some absolute must try local dishes that promise to tantalise your taste buds like no other. Read on to find out more.

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Dim Sum
Dim sum usually ranges from porky Siu mai to shrimp filled har goa which are accompanied with piping hot tea. Probably one of the most popular foods to eat while here, dim sum can be tried out at famous tea houses such as Lin Heung Teahouse or at hotels such as Silka Hotels

Char siu
Char siu also was known as the Cantonese style BBQ, is the standard dish served at most restaurants in Hong Kong. The pork is usually marinated in a mixture of honey, sugar, hoisin and soy sauce and seasoned with spices. The delicacy can be tried at many a Tsuen Wan restaurant.

Lo Mai gai
Comfort food at its finest, the lo mai sgai is a glutinous dish which comes along with a delicious combination of pork or chicken and sometimes Chinese sausage, all steamed within a lotus leaf and served hot.

Roast goose
Marinated in an aromatic blend of secret spices, and then slowly roasted over a pit of charcoal until crisp and golden, roast goose is definitely a must try food while travelling in Kowloon, Hong Kong.

 

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Hong Kong Food Guide – A culinary adventure!

Home to people from different regions of China, Hong Kong is a melting pot of people from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds. This is why the independent region boasts a unique and decadent cuisine. Here’s what you need to know about food in Hong Kong.

 

Local food

Local Hong Kong food is mainly influenced by Cantonese, European, Japanese as well as Chinese cuisines. The food that is usually served at local eateries and restaurants are very flavourful and delicious some of the must-try dishes while you are in Hong Kong are Dim Sum, Roast Pork, Roast Goose and Soy sauce braised pigeon.

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Fine Dining

You can enjoy fine dining at specialized restaurants most of them offer a plush setting where you could enjoy a romantic dinner with the one you love. You could also join for a lavish dining experience if you are stationed at an upscale Chinese Restaurant in Wan Chai the likes of Dorsett Wanchai.

 

Vegetarian and Halal food

There are a number of restaurants in Hong Kong which serve vegetarian food but however if you are a Muslim, there are only a handful of places you could visit to enjoy Halal certified food better avoid street food and do some research, read food blogs in order to know the best place to dine which doesn’t obstruct your religious beliefs.

 

Hong Kong Desserts

You could find shops and stalls serving delicious desserts at almost all the places in Hong Kong. Some of the desserts you must-try during your time here are egg tarts, steamed milk pudding and mango pomelo sago.

 

Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world. Google+