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With its diverse variety of food, when you're in Chengdu it's easy to   be elegant in an English-style afternoon tea break, or enjoy a wide   selection of Western-style cuisine to cater to your affordable China tours. But the real gourmet lure comes from   food stands and small restaurants scattered on the streets. The   number-one rule: Join the crowd and trust their choices.

Some key words to get you around Chengdu's bustling food scenes:

Catholic Church Chicken Slices

The dish of chicken slices with chili sauce was first offered by a   food stand located next to a Catholic church in Chongzhou, about 25 km   west of downtown Chengdu. With its increasing popularity, the chicken   dish is available around Chengdu, famous travel city for popular China travel package.

Dan Hong Gao, or Chengdu-styled Mini Pancake

Cooked in a tiny pan, the pancake is wrapped in dumpling shape after   being stuffed with various fillings. The creative fillings, loved by the   young, include cream with chili beef sauce, and chocolate jam with   stir-fried potato shreds.

San Da Pao, or Three Cannonballs

When you order the dessert, the cook will snatch three glutinous rice   balls and hit them one by one on a device making a loud noise, like   explosions from a cannon. In the process, the balls are covered evenly   with soybean powder. They are served hot with melted brown-sugar sauce.

Ma La Tang, or Spicy and Hot (bamboo skewers)

This is actually a simplified and cheaper version of hotpot. The raw   materials are all prepared on tiny bamboo skewers. It's said that in   Yulin area, you will find the best to taste after tired best tours of China.

Leng Dan Bei, or Cold Dishes and Beer

An affordable feast for all kinds of cold dishes and salted and stewed meat specials, plus noodles, porridge and beer.

Little Tan's Tofu

Located in Xida Street in the western part of downtown, the   restaurant sells numerous kinds of tofu snacks. You can't miss the iced   tofu puddings with fermented glutinous rice sauce and medlar. After food tour in Chengdu, you can go on to head to Chongqing to start your Yantze River tour.

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