Recipes — Spicy Food

Two-Pepper Chicken | 双椒鸡

Two-Pepper Chicken | 双椒鸡

Two-Pepper Chicken (双椒鸡) is a salty stir-fry dish features green chili pepper and green Sichuan pepper with chicken. Two-pepper means chili peppers and Sichuan peppers. It belongs to one of the Sichuan cuisine branches called Jiang Hu Cuisine.  The dish is fiercely spicy and splendidly numbing and its strong aroma is a mix of aroma from green chili pepper and green Sichuan pepper.

Warning: if you have low tolerance of spiciness or not into the numbing effect of Sichuan Pepper, you'd better not try this dish. 

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

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Hot & Sour Noodle | 酸辣粉

Hot & Sour Noodle | 酸辣粉

Hot & Sour Noodles (酸辣粉) has been an appetizer dish in Sichuan China for hundreds of years. The dish traditionally uses the noodles made of peas starch or sweet potato starch.

  

The dish favors the sourness from Chinese vinegar and the spiciness from chili pepper oil. The grounded toasted peanuts and soybeans on top of noodles gave the special texture of crispness.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

1. Noodles (Sweet Potato Starch): 100g

2. Roasted Peanuts (Soybeans): 20g

3. Hot and Sour Noodle Sauce: 20g

4. Chicken Broth: 50g

5. Green Scallions: 10g

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Kung Pao Chicken | 宫保鸡丁

Kung Pao Chicken | 宫保鸡丁

Kung Pao Chicken (宫保鸡丁) probably is one of the most famous dishes from Sichuan Cusine and also one of the most popular dishes in Chinese restaurants around the globe. Kung Pao Chicken was invented by a high-level official named Ding Bao Zhen in Qing Dynasty about 300 years ago. The dish was named after his official title Kung Pao.

Due to the popularity of the dishes, Kung Pao Chicken has many variations as it's been revised according to local preference.  Below is the recipe of authentic Kung Pao Chicken in Sichuan Cuisine.  

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

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Ants on tree | 蚂蚁上树

Ants on tree | 蚂蚁上树

Ants on tree(蚂蚁上树) is one special dish in Sichuan Cuisine. The dish has tiny morsels of pork clinging to noodles made of pea starch, mung bean starch or sweet potato starch, which looks like many ants are climbing on a tree.  It is usually spicy with broad bean paste and flakes of chopped chili pepper and a little bit numbing with Sichuan pepper. 

Preparation time: 25 min

Cook time: 10 min

Ingredients:

1. Noodles from Pea Starch(豌豆粉条): 1/4 lb (the noodles can be made of Mung Bean Starch or Sweet Potato Starch)

2. Ground Pork(猪肉馅): 1/4 lb...