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Shong Shing Leaungfet

Andrew and his friend Tiger Chen head to a booming area of the city known as Ancient Town. One of the biggest draws is the traditional food.

No. 53 Luo Dai Long Quan Yi District, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

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Nei Jiang Rabbit Head

Tiger takes Andrew on a street food crawl through Ancient Town. They play some street games and eat some snacks.

No. 131 Luo Dai, Long Quan Yi District, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

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Nine Bowls

Andrew and Tiger stop at this restaurant, which is based on a Hakka tradition to serve 9 large banquet bowls: 3 cold, 3 hot, and 3 steamed, followed by a bowl of soup.

No. 131 Luo Dai, Long Quan Yi District, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

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Yulin Chuan Chuan Xiang Hot Pot Restaurant

At this restaurant, each table has its own cauldron filled with soup broth, chili oil and the flowering pepper hua jiao. Meats are served on skewers and dipped in the hot pot.

No. 23-26 Yuliu Jie, Wuhou District, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

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Mother Wang's Rabbit BBQ

Andrew, Tiger, and his friends try some snacks at take-out rabbit joints like this one, known for its dry roasting technique.

No. 26 Yulin Street Wuhou District, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

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Mother Liao's Pig Feet Soup

Andrew and Tiger grab some pig foot soup, a common ritual after a night out.

No. 257-259 Shanxi Street, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

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Tiger Chen's Family Home

Tiger lets Andrew sample his mother's traditional home cooking. She makes everything from scratch, including her own sausage, and serves her own version of nine bowls.

Wuhou District, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

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Ye Feng He Dou Ban Co., LTD

Andrew and his guide Rose Nickel visit Pixian to learn how douban, or fermented chili bean paste, is made. It's a 300-year-old tradition.

No. 41 Nan Street, Pixian, Sichuan, China

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Street Vendors in Pixian

Rose takes Andrew around Pixian to show him some of the other taste treats that can be found, including one that he spits out!

Pixian, China

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Chef Yu's Family Kitchen

Andrew, Rose, and local TV host Melissa Li Yaqiong eat at this restaurant, located in an old house and serves a full dinner of 64 courses.

No. 43 Alley Lower Tongren Road, Qing Yang District, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

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Wai Coa Jia Xiang

Andrew, Rose, and Melissa make their way to a community wet market where they get a glimpse at old China.

No.1 Street Wai Cao Jia Xiang, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

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Ming Ting Fan Dian Restaurant

Rose and Melissa take Andrew to a popular restaurant where pig brains are the specialty of the house.

Chengdu, Sichaun, China

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The Alleys

Andrew tags along with Rose and Melissa The Alleys, an entertainment and eating district in Chengdu.

Qing Yang District, Chengdu, Sichuan, China