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Chengdu Snacks
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.

Pearl-like Balls
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.

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The Capital of Sichuan--Chengdu

A Chengdu Briefing

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Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan, is the provincial center of politics, economy, culture, science and technology. It is situated in the western part of the Sichuan Basin, extending from 103°01′to 104°56′east longitude, 166 km in width, and from 30°09′to 30°26′north latitude, 192 km in length. Including the satellite counties, the city has population of 9 million, and a total area of 12,600 sq km. The majority of the residents are Han, alothough the city is also home to a small number of Hui, Manchu, Mongolian, Tibetan, Qiang and Yi.
Located in the east of the Chengdu Plain, 500 m above sea level, Chengdu enjoys subtropical weather.
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Chengdu consists of 5 districts and 10 counties. They are the East Urban District, West Urban District, Qingbaijiang District, Longquan District, Jinniu District and the counties of Dayi, Wenjiang, Pixian, Jintang, Qionglai, Xinjin, Xindu, Shuangliu, Pengxian and Pujiang. Dujiangyan City is also under the administration of Chengdu.
This renowned cultural city has a hisory of more than 2,500 years. In the Zhou Dynasty (11th C. -3rd C. BC.), it was the manor of the Shu Kingdom. Kaiming IX, the Emperor of the Shu, moved his capital to the city and named it Chengdu. In the Han Dynasty (2nd.C. BC-2nd C.AD), the making of brocade flourished, and a special official was appointed to manage the industry. Since then, Chengdu has been called "City of Brocade." During the Five Dynasties period (907-906AD.), it was the capital of the Kingdom of the Later Shu established by Meng Zixiang. Meng Chang, another emperor of the Later Shu, had hibiscus trees planted on the city walls of Chengdu, hence the name "City of Hibiscus". Since the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), Chengdu has been the capital of Sichuan Province.
Chengdu is also the cradle of the spendid Ba Shu Culture. As early as 170 BC in the Western Han Dynasty, Wen Weng, the prefect of the Shu, founded Shishi (Stone-house) School, the earliest state-run school in the written history of China. Anumber of outstanding men in the county's history were born in the city.
Varied traditional festivals provide visitors with diverse entertainment all year around: the Lantern Festival in January, Flower Fair in February, Peach Bolssom Fair at Longquan in March, Peony Fair in Pengxian in April, Dragon Boat Festival in Xinjin in May, Folk Song Contest in the Wangcong Temple in June, Osmanthus Fair in Xindu in August, and Mum Fair in Chengdu in October. During festive days, visitors can taste delectable snacks, appreciate indigenous Sichuan cuisine, watch folk performances, buy local handicrafts and sip tea in the teahouses where folk customs live on.
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