Sichuan Cuisine of China – An exciting journey for your taste buds

Known as Chuan Cai in Chinese, Sichuan cuisine is internationally known for being spicy and incredibly flavourful. When you visit China, tasting the famous Sichuan cuisine is one that you simply mustn’t miss!

 

Distinct flavours

Sichuan cuisine is famous for the incorporation of unique flavours every dish contains. The bold flavour of this cuisine can be found in most Chiang Mai restaurants and around other parts of China. The secret of this flavourful cuisine is that every ingredient is cooked and flavoured separately, together with the use of chillies, garlic, ginger, mustard, etc.

 

Unique ingredients

The numerous aquatic ingredients commonly used in Sichuan cuisine, such as freshwater fish and crayfish are all known for its curing methods. Beef is another commonly used ingredient! However, the cuisine is not limited to only a set number of ingredients. The famous Sichuan hot pot is a dish that should be experienced as it a whole combination of different meat depending on your likes and dislikes.

 

The manner of cooking

Despite the few numbers of cooking methods this cuisine uses, it certainly embraces the methods used such as; quick frying, stir-frying, dry stewing and dry braising.

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Sichuan dishes you mustn’t miss

When you drop by any restaurant in China, such as The Service 1921, there’s a list of dishes you simply shouldn’t miss! If you think you’ve got the spice tolerance, a few dishes to try are the Mapo Tofu, Kung Pao Chicken, Sichuan Hot pot and fish flavoured pork.

 

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Sri Lankan food styles – The aromatic and spicy cuisine of Sri Lanka!

Sri Lankan cuisine is well-known for its spicy food. If you are holidaying in this country, you should try out some of its popular dishes since you wouldn’t find them anywhere else in the world!

Rice and curry

This is a typical Sri Lankan meal that is found in almost in every household. It is served with rice, curry of fish and several other curries. The curries usually include vegetables, meat or fish and these dishes are spicy. It includes various ingredients like onions, coconut, chillies and lime juice.

“Building blocks” of the Sri Lankan cuisine

Rice, coconut, native vegetables and spices are considered as the building blocks of Sri Lankan cuisine. The use of spices is the essence of Sri Lankan cooking. Curry leaves and scintillating spices like cardamom, cinnamon, fenugreek seeds will surely entice your taste buds! Coconut is a major ingredient in Pol Sambol which is a condiment prepared with freshly grated coconut.

Sri Lankan breakfast

Egg hoppers | Image Credit - Ji-Elle, CC BY-SA 3.0 Via Wikimedia Commons

Egg hoppers | Image Credit – Ji-Elle, CC BY-SA 3.0 Via Wikimedia Commons

Sri Lankan breakfast comes in diverse combinations. Apart from rice and curry, there are food like string hoppers, pol roti, hoppers, and kurakkan roti. Another popular breakfast, Kiri Bath or Milk Rice prepared by cooking rice with coconut milk. A good way to begin scouring the country for the very best of its cuisine will be to first check into a preferred choice of accommodation. Do take note of Sigiriya Jungles, which also features many a Sigiriya restaurant that serves delectable Sri Lankan flavours.

Short Eats

“Kottu” is a popular fast food which is preferred by locals and visitors alike. It’s made of godhamba roti, vegetables, egg, meat, and spices. It’s an essential experience to see how it’s made with its unique rhythmic beat!

Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting.

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Ultimate Bangkok Travel Guide for Food Lovers – A Great Street Food City

The eye-catching street food scene is one of the joys of being in Bangkok. Also, there are restaurants of all levels serving delectable local and international delicacies. Do read on.

 

Street Food

Bangkok is popular for its flavoursome street food and you’ll not be disappointed with the unique taste and variety of the food. It will be a bit difficult task at the beginning to choose your favourite dish, but you’ll find a new dish to take back home! Thai rice noodles, grilled meat, and papaya salad are some of the popular street food dishes. Chinatown, Silom Soi 20 and Wang Lang Market are Bangkok’s popular street food areas.

Dinner Cruise

A dinner cruise along the Chao Phraya River is a good alternative to moving through the city. You’ll be confronted with a more laidback voyage to gather memories of this lively Asian city while savouring a scrumptious meal. It comprises 4 appealing sections that lead out to some of the most enjoyable street food outlets, beer gardens, and shopping precincts.

Local restaurants

Although it’s an interesting thing to dine on the streets of Bangkok, you should also consider savouring some of the Thai food served at a local or shophouse restaurant. If you’re keen on trying the very best of Thai food, consider checking into a Bangkok resort the likes of Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort which has its own selection of restaurants offering both local and international flair.

‘Tom Yum Goong’

The Tom Yum Goong is a must-try dish since it is considered as one of the essential dishes in Thai cuisine. This hot and sour shrimp soup is one of the dishes that defines the true essence of Thai flavour.

 

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