Chinese Spicy Food – Top Hot and Sizzling Dishes
A lot of tears, shrieks of spicy contentment, and scrumptious treats, are some of the things you will experience when you eat Chinese Spicy Food.
China has various regional cuisines but the spiciest food items are from Chongqing, Hunan, Sichuan, Yunnan, and Guizhou. Before trying out (be sure to check out my articles on being prepared for going out for dinner) any of these dishes, keep in mind that these are not for the faint hearted!
Chinese Spicy Food – Dan Dan Noodles, Sichuan
Nothing like the overseas Chinatown adaptation, there is no peanut, sesame seed paste, or sugar included in the genuine dan dan noodles offered in anywhere else.
The proper dan dan noodle dish is prepared with a blistering chili black bean paste, ground ham, a dollop of uncooked crushed garlic and crunchy minced peanuts with scallions and cilantro on the top. The sauce is at the bottom of an unfilled bowl, and unseasoned al dente noodles are placed over the sauce and the customer is charged with the job of mixing it all up.
The noodles are vended by weight in Liang. One Liang is 50 grams; a satisfying meal would cost approximately three Liangs. Dan dan noodles are similar in one aspect to Lays potato chips: you cannot eat just one (Liang).
Chinese Spicy Food – Hot and sour fish soup, Guizhou
Guizhou food is not among the most well known cuisines in China, but this region has its reasonable share of spicy dishes that will entice the diner’s taste buds. A Guizhou favorite is the hot and sour fish soup, which is prepared with your selection of freshwater fish and a fish soup of tomatoes, local Guizhou red chili peppers, chili grease, garlic, and scallions.
The vinegary flavor does not come from vinegar like most presume; it comes from the fermented veggies that are consumed all over Guizhou.
Chinese Spicy Food- Saliva chicken, Sichuan
Translates literally to “saliva chicken,” since you will salivate if you even imagine this dish. Occasionally, Chinese dishes sport weird names that do not illustrate what the dish is made of and might in fact turn off some unfamiliar diners.
This is exactly one of those dishes. Stewed chicken is marinated in sesame oil and chili sauce that incorporates ten sauces and spices, making it a sizzling yet delectable dish.
Chinese Spicy Food – Ma po tofu, Sichuan
The dish is prepared with tofu, ground pork, and a spicy bean chili sauce with a liberal sprinkle of the mouth numbing Sichuan peppercorn that is a bastion in Sichuan and Chongqing cuisine. The best ma po tofu comes from the eatery that bears the name, Chen Mapo Doufu in downtown Chengdu.
Chinese Spicy Food – Gan Guo, Hunan
Pick from an assortment of vegetables, meats and tofu to be blaze stir-fried and sent sizzling to your bench in a tiny wok. Hunan provisions are less greasy than Sichuan cuisine and the great quantity of ginger, garlic, fresh red and green chili peppers and scallions make Hunan food possibly the spiciest gastronomy in China.
Chinese Spicy Food – Hotpot, Chongqing
Even though a variety of hotpot approaches are enjoyed all through China, the most tantalizing hotpot originates from Chongqing.
It is appetizing because there is a coating of rendered beef fat in the hotpot at the middle of the table. Dried out and fresh red chili peppers and twenty other aromatic plants and spices go into the hotpot broth ensuring that whichever animal protein, vegetable, noodle or tofu you dip into the hotpot you will be satisfied with a highly spiced euphoria that will remain long after the meal has ended.
I’ve always been a personal fan of hot and spicy food. But I had to admit shortly after arriving in China that these were some of the hottest foods on the planet! And check out the best etiquette for using chopsticks, too.
Chinese Spicy Food are sizzling and offers some of the best variety around. I loved hearing from local people how they each cooked the same food in their own style.
But try them if you dare, but the reward is at first hot but then tasty.