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  • So check it out

  • It’s Trevor James

  • And I am in Chengdu, China

  • Right near my home here at the subway

  • I am waiting for my new guests from Couchsurfing

  • They are staying over for the weekend

  • And we are going to have a full on Sichuan street food experience

  • I’m going to take them everywhere

  • And were going to get full

  • And eat a lot of Sichuan food

  • Katherine, nice to meet you

  • David, nice to meet you

  • I’m planning to take you guys for a full on Sichuan food experience

  • And we are going to eat a lot of food

  • Just make yourself at home

  • Thank you

  • Check it out

  • That’s the room for you

  • And there is a bit of a view

  • You can see the mountains

  • So make yourself at home

  • This is the wifi

  • Durian for life

  • Password:Musang King

  • Here is the map of Sichuan

  • So where is Chengdu

  • Chengdu is right here

  • And then we are going to go to Leshan tomorrow

  • It’s going to be fun

  • And then you have the mountains that hug the city

  • Yeah over here this is all mountainous region

  • Here is Kangding

  • You can go further west

  • This road the 318 goes all the way to tibet

  • Starting out with the first meal

  • We went to go have a dinner that you can only find in the countryside

  • A dish that’s banned in the city because of the open fire

  • The famous firewood chicken

  • They are going to kill a chicken for us here

  • This is one of the best and most unique Sichuan dishes you can find

  • A whole chopped chicken including organs and blood is boiled in an oil

  • Loaded with dried and fresh chilies, fermented broadbean paste, chili paste

  • Raw Sichuan tengjiao peppercorns, potatoes, and green beans

  • Then, wheat and corn batter is put onto the side of the wok

  • And it’s so good

  • Look at that

  • That looks insane

  • Oh yeah

  • The Sichuan peppercorn

  • It tastes fresh

  • It doesn’t taste too overwhelming

  • Exactly

  • I structured our Saturday and Sunday around two food meccas in Sichuan

  • Both Chengdu and Leshan

  • We started out day 1 by having a classic bowl of noodles in Chengdu

  • This is just the beginning of an intense feeding marathon

  • Get ready for a full packed video of delicious food rated by the guests

  • They give you so much chili oil in the bottom there

  • Every bowl is slightly different

  • This one is so packed with chili oil

  • That’s really good

  • Is that good?

  • That’s incredible

  • It’s good?

  • Yeah

  • The noodles are so tender

  • And that chili oil is just packed with flavor

  • I really think it’s about the pork

  • The fried pork it packs a lot of flavor in there

  • Next we went into town to visit the busiest morning market in Chengdu

  • This place has everything you could dream of

  • And visiting is a must if you want a true Sichuan experience

  • To try some roast duck

  • And get lost in the busy alleyways

  • And you can stew these and they are very tender

  • His tongue, heart and intestines

  • The whole pig

  • The whole thing right here

  • The market changes every season

  • You can find lots of different foods here

  • Lots of different produce

  • Lots of different vegetables

  • And right here

  • This is a good roast duck

  • Let’s get in there

  • Take a tender fatty one

  • That looks so good

  • Oh yeah

  • So much fat, it’s so good

  • Is that good

  • It’s really crispy skin

  • Oh that is insane

  • That is the best duck I’ve ever had

  • I’m not even kidding

  • Best youve ever had

  • You hear that?

  • Best she’s ever had right here

  • You want another piece?

  • I would love one

  • It’s just meant to be

  • So if youre cooking up a big meal

  • They have every thing you need here

  • Absolutely fresh

  • Do you guys want to try a Sichuan peppercorn

  • Hello

  • How are you today?

  • How are you?

  • so take one

  • And just one

  • And then put it in your teeth and bite it

  • Then put it on your tongue for like half a second

  • And then youll feel it

  • My tongue is numb now

  • Mines building

  • Oh there is it

  • It’s weird it’s not spicy at all

  • It’s like a numbing

  • It’s like youre at the dentist

  • It’s like putting novocaine in your tongue

  • That’s really weird

  • That’s a weird sensation

  • And after a quick workout in the park

  • We made our way to my go-to red oil wonton joint

  • These are just pure magic

  • So the goal is to eat all of the real specialties

  • All of my favorite spots

  • And were going to get one dish

  • The hongyouchaoshou

  • Best hongyou chaoshou in chengdu

  • And they are just magic

  • So this is chunyang guan

  • Best hongyouchaoshou in Chengdu

  • Without a doubt right here

  • This is ding ding candy

  • He said this is made with maize and sticky rice

  • And this one is made with walnuts and sesame

  • It’s dripping

  • It’s dripping right?

  • What I love about these

  • Is how simple yet delicious the chili oil is

  • Cheers

  • Cheers!

  • That’s really good!

  • Are those good?

  • The chili oil definitely makes it

  • It’s all about the chili oil

  • It’s a little sweet right?

  • Yeah!

  • Youve got the numbing

  • Yeah it’s a little numbing right

  • Look at that dripping chili oil

  • Oh it’s just magical

  • Next we needed an hour to digest all that food

  • So we went to a classic tea spot on the street

  • And I ended up getting an ear cleaning

  • There’s a first time for everything right

  • And then we went to the best tianshuimian right across from wenshu temple

  • These are super unique

  • And can only be found at this spot

  • This is the biggest Buddhist monastery in the city

  • Oh that’s the beauty right there

  • OK here we go

  • Look at these!

  • There’s like nowhere to sit so let’s go eat them outside OK

  • Theres like this almost plum like sauce

  • There’s like rock sugar on there

  • There’s chili paste

  • And chili oil

  • It’s just magical

  • Mix it up

  • My favorite thing is how the noodles have these really unique texture

  • They are uneven and square

  • And just soak up all that sauce

  • There’s Sichuan peppercorn in there too so it’s really just a flavor bomb

  • I like the sauce

  • Fantastic

  • Oh its sweet right

  • Sweet and spicy

  • This one is quite prickly