Not only are these popular dishes some of the tastiest out there in Chongqing cuisine, but you can find them at Chilli Fagara too!
1. Mapo Tofu
This mouthwatering dish is built on a basic list of ingredients: silken tofu, ground pork, fermented black beans (or black bean paste), doubanjiang (chili bean paste), onion, ginger, garlic, sesame oil, and soy sauce. Many recipes on the internet also call for a chicken broth base, a touch of sugar, starch, Sichuan peppercorns, and green onions. It's not hard to see why this is a classic dish - it's got meat, veggies, and great flavour all in one serving!
2. Suanla Choushou (Wontons in Sour-Hot Sauce)
Our delectable pork and vegetable Wontons may not be served in a classic Sour-Hot Sauce but they're served fresh and piping hot from the kitchen, smothered in a garlic-infused chilli sauce that's made in-house and can't be found elsewhere.
3. Dan Dan Mian (Wheat Noodles with Pork, Chilli, Garlic, and Vinegar)
Not only is our Dan Dan Mian one of our signature dishes, but in addition to the tender noodles and melt-in-your-mouth minced pork meat, we also add in dried shrimps to the rich peanut sauce so that the flavour of these noodles are at their most fragrant stage during your dining experience.
4. Suanla Fen (Sour and Hot Glass Noodles)
Did you know that glass noodles are made from starch and water? The most common starch sources are mung bean, potato, sweet potato, tapioca, or canna.
Expect to find Potato glass Noodles in our Spice-Infused Broth Garnished with Floating Chillis, Bean Sprouts, Chinese Leeks, and cloves. You can add in meats such as Sirloin Beef, Deboned Mandarin Fish, or even Sliced Lamb to this wholesome soup.
5. Lazi Ji (Chongqing-Style Dry-Fried Chicken With Chilies)
This is currently a dish that's on our Summer Chef's Recommendation Menu, called Stir-Fried Tender Chicken. It's cooked and served with an assortment of fresh chillies: hot green peppers, heaven-facing chillies, and Sichuan peppercorn for a more intense flavour.
Curious about the other 9 essential Sichuan eats? Head on over to https://www.seriouseats.com/2014/08/what-to-eat-sichuan-chongqing-best-dishes.html to learn more about Chongqing cuisine!