Chengdu, China

Andrew visits Chengdu China, the epicenter of tongue-numbing, spicy Sichuan cuisine. Andrew finds out just how much heat he can stand by eating pig brains dunked in boiling chili oil, mind-blowing spicy ...

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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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