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  • So check this out

  • It’s Trevor James

  • And today I am in Chengdu, Sichuan

  • Street food heaven

  • Today we are going for a full on street food tour of this city

  • All the spots

  • And some adventure

  • Let’s check it out

  • Sichuan is a street food heaven

  • Youll find a huge variety

  • Of street food that will please your cravings

  • I like to visit a local wet market or neighbourhood

  • With a sense of adventure

  • And an open mind

  • It’s the best way to find new foods and flavours

  • In this video

  • I’m using some of my favourite locations

  • Along with some impromptu food that I find along the way

  • And if the food near the end was out of your comfort zone

  • Let me know

  • This is part 2

  • You can see them hanging up in the back there

  • Roasting here

  • We got a roast duck

  • OK so it’s marinated with good ingredients

  • Oh it’s so steamy

  • Look at that skin

  • It’s so crispy

  • The seasoning on it is so magic

  • It’s lightly salted

  • Crispy skin

  • Juicy and heavenly

  • Next I biked to my favourite little street food neighbourhood

  • And found a lady selling

  • Pickled vegetables soaked in chili oil

  • And a huge selection of different preserved century eggs

  • Drops it on the floor

  • Should I eat this

  • Should I eat that?

  • OK, were going for the full experience

  • Covers it in oil

  • Am I dreaming?

  • I got no egg yolk there

  • It doesn’t have that stench

  • That fermented stench to it

  • Rollin with the yolk here

  • Here is the yolk

  • That has a fermented slight stench to it

  • Sulphur-y

  • And the next thing you gotta try are the hot oil wontons and dan dan noodles

  • At the place that made me decide I was going to move to Sichuan

  • The flavour here is otherworldly

  • This is it

  • I got one more coming

  • Classic sichuan snack food here

  • I’m on the street side in Chengdu

  • I got dan dan noodles

  • With some ground pork

  • And some yacai mixed in there

  • BOOM

  • Look at this

  • All that chili oil on the bottom

  • It’s creamy

  • This one right here

  • Is the reason why I moved here

  • This one dish

  • This hongyouchaoshou

  • Look at that chili oil on the bottom

  • See that?

  • It’s a slight coating

  • But this one is so good

  • Because it’s a little sweet

  • This is a liangfen

  • So it’s a rice starch

  • And this is mixed with vinegar and chilies

  • So it’s a little sour

  • Look at that

  • I have so many dishes here

  • Huangliangfen

  • Mung bean jelly

  • In that chili oil

  • Everything is in chili oil here

  • You get used to it

  • It’s really nice

  • And a zhengdan

  • This over here is zhengdan

  • Like a steamed egg covered in ground pork

  • And then they give you a free noodle broth

  • And free poacai

  • The first thing I’m going to start with here

  • Is the classic dan dan noodles

  • Like this

  • That is

  • Really good

  • It’s like slightly earthy

  • From that yacai

  • Preserved mustard greens

  • Spicy

  • It’s a slight spice

  • It’s actually not too spicy

  • And that pork is creamy

  • So all of this food

  • All of these locations are going to be

  • Put in my guide to you

  • If you come to Chengdu you gotta come to these locations

  • This is one of them

  • Next I visited my favourite maocai joint

  • In a backstreet that’s always packed

  • The concept behind maocai is simple

  • Your choice of ingredients are blanched quickly in boiling water

  • And then served in a huge metal mixing bowl of fiery red soup

  • With seasonings like garlic

  • Ginger

  • Black soybeans

  • Chili bean paste

  • And lots of Sichuan peppercorns

  • The soup is the essence

  • And every shop has their own version

  • It’s a must try when youre in Sichuan

  • I’ve got the most amazing maocai here

  • Look at all those fermented black beans on top

  • It’s in this extremely spicy oil

  • But it’s like a fragrant and satisfying spice

  • Look at all those bean sprouts

  • Doufupi

  • Tofu skin

  • I got beef balls

  • I have beef

  • I have it all here

  • The best thing about Sichuan food

  • Theres some beef

  • The best thing about Sichuan food

  • Is that all the spices are slightly different

  • This one is less invading

  • More smooth and refreshing

  • That is a refreshing spice

  • It’s smooth

  • Not powerful

  • It’s like pleasureful

  • Next I visited another local must try

  • A sandwich version guokui

  • A crispy baked bread pocket stuffed with pork or beef

  • And a spicy mix of shredded carrots

  • Cucumbers and bean sprouts

  • You can also get the jelly noodle version

  • It’s like a jelly noodle sandwich

  • Crispy bread

  • Freshly baked over coals

  • Oh my

  • That is too good to even speak

  • The jelly noodles are cold

  • And this bread is so fresh

  • I mean look right here beside me

  • It’s being made right beside me

  • There is not a lineup

  • I got so lucky today

  • This place always has a huge lineup

  • Look at that!

  • It’s like spicy

  • And a little sour because there is vinegar

  • Fresh chilies

  • Its a little smoky

  • Oh yeah

  • Hit me baby

  • So next up is a Chengdu specialty

  • I’m saving the last for the last

  • Rabbit head

  • This is insane

  • It’s hot

  • Get the glove on

  • I got it backwards

  • It’s really hot

  • Look at that

  • You gotta break it

  • That is really nasty looking

  • Ok I’m just going to go right for the cheek meat

  • Thats the soft stuff

  • Let’s try it out

  • There’s like so much meat on there

  • It is kind of nasty looking at it

  • But the flavour is not bad

  • It’s super tender

  • I’m not a huge fan to be honest

  • But there it is

  • That’s a chengdu specialty

So check this out

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