A bite of the Sichuan Cuisine Episode 1
Post Reply
 
Thread Rating:
  • 0 Votes - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
30-03-2013, 03:06 AM (This post was last modified: 31-03-2013 05:07 AM by HU.Junyuan.)
Heart A bite of the Sichuan Cuisine Episode 1
I started with delicacies suitable for typical westerners. And I am very glad that you guys know much more about Chinese cuisine.

So I will advance on this subject by starting with the cuisine of my province.

Boiled Meat Slices


[Image: 16835886388806738551.jpg]

Yu Xiang (Yu-Shiang, or fish-flavored) Shredded Meat


[Image: 201149651.jpg]

Spicy Chicken


[Image: 1644352zqiti1bqiggpg6r.jpg]

Eel with Duck Blood Cake


[Image: 42_20111207101258_da2sz.jpg]

Chicken Paws with Pickled Peppers


[Image: 1273455822_nature_2.jpg]

Yu Xiang (Yu-Shiang, or fish-flavored) Eggplant


[Image: 834426456bd4ab0b00b3648184b6b0fd.jpg]

Meat Steamed with Rice Flour


[Image: 7311003_194155346192_2.jpg]

Saliva Chicken (Steamed Chicken with Chili Sauce)


[Image: 1291161815910407357hgdlaf.jpg]

Double Cooked Pork Slices


[Image: 18274560825.png]

Hot Spicy and Sour Rice Noodles


[Image: 20120410195724_G8nW2.jpeg]

Dry-fried French Beans with Minced Pork and Preserved Vegetables


[Image: 1288280451.53_nature_2.jpg]

Boiled Fish with Pickled Cabbage and Chili


[Image: 20110727103838.jpg]

Beef with Brown Sauce


[Image: sy_20091110204955074018.jpg]

Ants Climbing a tree (Vermicelli with spicy minced pork)


[Image: 42_20111207101219_x17ot.jpg]

Sauteed Duck with Ginger Shoots


[Image: 6c5e18e4jw1dpewgm0asaj.jpg]

Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
[+] 1 user Likes HU.Junyuan's post
30-03-2013, 03:21 AM
RE: A bite of Sichuan Cuisine
I've often thought that the first person to try Chicken Feet must have been pretty fucking hungry.

[btw, as you are a professional translator, I think you need to know that the word 'common' can be ambiguous.
I am sure you meant 'typical' but can be read as 'lowly']

Of the above, the Shredded Meat is my favourite. One of my local restaurants serves it with cucumber and spring onion slices and then it's self-assembly into pancake rolls.

Yum yum.

Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
[+] 1 user Likes DLJ's post
30-03-2013, 03:30 AM (This post was last modified: 30-03-2013 03:38 AM by HU.Junyuan.)
RE: A bite of Sichuan Cuisine
(30-03-2013 03:21 AM)DLJ Wrote:  I've often thought that the first person to try Chicken Feet must have been pretty fucking hungry.

Can't complain. Sichuan girls' favorite while watching soap operas.

(30-03-2013 03:21 AM)DLJ Wrote:  Of the above, the Shredded Meat is my favourite. One of my local restaurants serves it with cucumber and spring onion slices and then it's self-assembly into pancake rolls.

Also one of my favorite, and of typical Chinese Smile

Want something? Then do something.
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
30-03-2013, 04:37 AM (This post was last modified: 30-03-2013 04:41 AM by Hafnof.)
RE: A bite of Sichuan Cuisine
Do you eat goose feet in your province? I quite enjoyed those in Xian. I first ate chicken feet here in Australia though, so the chicken variety doesn't seem so exotic Wink

My biggest challenge when I visited the first time was not so much the dishes themselves, but the inclusion of bones in most. In the west meat would be almost always served as fillets with bones removed, especially things like fish. I'm getting used to it though. I have had the duck's blood highly recommended to me but haven't ordered it as yet and won't make it back to the mainland for some years based on my current projects.

I am a big fan of lotus root, which we don't really see in the west. We also don't see much offal around here or speciality items like the century egg, but most of the dishes in your list you could buy here in Australia if you go to the right restaurant. I think we are more influenced here by Hong Kong cuisine than mainland, but there are a few places to go if you want ox tendon or the like.

Sichuan cuisine is actually fairly well known (at least the term and the association with spicy food) here in Australia... due the Japanese competition cooking show "Iron Chef". The idea of the show is that chefs specialising in different cuisine are challenged each week in a cook-off. The Chinese representative was Chen Kenichi[1] for a long time.

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chen_Kenichi

Give me your argument in the form of a published paper, and then we can start to talk.
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
30-03-2013, 04:58 AM
RE: A bite of Sichuan Cuisine
Mainly chicken feet in my province. I haven't come across gross feet myself.

I've also been a big fan of lotus root, especially when washed, sliced and with spicy sauce.

About bones, I've had a lot of trouble with fish bones. That's why I don't like fish with small bones. You can imagine how surprised I was when I first ate salmon grill. What an ease !

I guess Sichuan cuisine is also well known in the U.S. too. I've seen quite a few scenes about it in The Big Bang Theory.

Want something? Then do something.
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
30-03-2013, 09:49 AM
RE: A bite of Sichuan Cuisine
Thai is more my thing Smile

"People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use." Soren Kierkegaard
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
[+] 2 users Like Hobbitgirl's post
30-03-2013, 10:16 AM
RE: A bite of Sichuan Cuisine
(30-03-2013 09:49 AM)Hobbitgirl Wrote:  Thai is more my thing Smile

Thai food is good. Tried a few times myself.

Want something? Then do something.
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
30-03-2013, 10:20 AM
RE: A bite of Sichuan Cuisine
(30-03-2013 10:16 AM)HU.Junyuan Wrote:  
(30-03-2013 09:49 AM)Hobbitgirl Wrote:  Thai is more my thing Smile

Thai food is good. Tried a few times myself.

There is a chili jam cashew stir fry that I quite enjoy. Can't remember the proper name however.

"People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use." Soren Kierkegaard
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
30-03-2013, 10:25 AM
RE: A bite of Sichuan Cuisine
(30-03-2013 10:20 AM)Hobbitgirl Wrote:  
(30-03-2013 10:16 AM)HU.Junyuan Wrote:  Thai food is good. Tried a few times myself.

There is a chili jam cashew stir fry that I quite enjoy. Can't remember the proper name however.

Bay leaf cashew chicken fry?

[Image: 1_100522090658_1.jpg]

Want something? Then do something.
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
30-03-2013, 10:29 AM
RE: A bite of Sichuan Cuisine
(30-03-2013 10:25 AM)HU.Junyuan Wrote:  
(30-03-2013 10:20 AM)Hobbitgirl Wrote:  There is a chili jam cashew stir fry that I quite enjoy. Can't remember the proper name however.

Bay leaf cashew chicken fry?

[Image: 1_100522090658_1.jpg]

Could very well be. Looks similar.

"People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use." Soren Kierkegaard
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply
Forum Jump: