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Chengdu's famous snacks are the product of the improvemnet of numerous local snacks. They appeal to consumers because of their low cost, convenience, unique local flavor in regard to color, fragrance, taste and shape. Like Sichua dishes, the snacks are also served during banquets.
Chef Long's Wontons
Created by Chef Long in 1941, have long been known for their thin wrappers, tender meat filling and delicious taste. Now, Chef Long's Wontons Restaurant has become very popular in Chengdu. In addition to Wontons, it also serves other local snacks, Sichuan dishes and tonic food.
Ma Po Beancurd (Hot and Spicy Beancurd)
As one of the famous Sichuan snacks, has a history of more than 100 years. It was named Ma Po Beancurd because the woman who ran the shop had a pock-marked face and a master-cook's hand. Now, Ma Po Beancurd has become known both at home and abroad. In 1984 and 1988, the Ma Po Beancurd Restaurant sent its high-ranking chefs to Tokyo for a culinary art show. It was quite a hit in Janpan.
Chef Lai's Sweet Dumplings
It is one of the famous snacks of Chengdu. In 1894, a vendor named Lai sold his dumplings along the lanes and streets of Chengdu. They gradually became known for their good quality and delicious taste. Now, Chef Lai's Sweet Dumplings have and even greater appleal to consumers.
Husband-and-Wife Beef Slices
It was created by a couple in Chengdu. For over 50 years, they have won a good reputation in the province due to their strong hot and spicy flavor.
Chef Zhong's Meat Dumplings
It was created in 1893. For their excellent flavor, they were honored with the name "Chef Zhong's Meat Dumplings". Both chili-oil dumplings and plain soup dumplings are served here.
It is one of the famous sweet desserts in Chengdu. They get the name for their thick coating of cooked rice grains like pearls.
Chef Tan's Beancurd Jelly
It is so named because it was first sold by the Tan family. The Sour and Hot Beancurd Jelly, Beancurd noodles, etc. Are sold in its shop.
Dan Dan Noodles (Street Vendor's Noodles)
It is one of the famous snacks of Chengdu. The seller who carried a stove and cooker from one end of a shoulder pole and raw noodles and spices from the other sold noodles along the lanes and streets of Chengdu, hence its name Dan Dan Noodles.