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Fried Rice Noodles / Chow Fun | 炒河粉

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There’s a million ways to call these noodles in English – rice noodles, chow fun, he fen, chao fen, hor fun, ho fun, char kway teow. I just call them delicious AF.

Shenzhen, Guangdong, China | 中国广东深圳

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Sichuan BBQ | 烧烤

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Smokey, spicy, cuminy street meats and veggies on skewers will have you begging for more. And then begging for a bathroom.

Chengdu, Sichuan, China | 中国四川成都

Figs | 无花果

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Figs are like basically the best fruit.

Chengdu, Sichuan, China | 中国四川成都

Tea | 茶

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This type of tea cup is called a “gaiwan” – which consists of a teacup, saucer, and a lid. Designed in the Ming Dynasty, you can use the lid to hold back the tea leaves. Perfect for green tea like this one!

Chengdu, Sichuan, China | 中国四川成都

Chongqing Small Noodles |重庆小面

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Chongqing small noodles are a thin slightly chewy noodle swimming in spicy and numbing oil. Typically served with scallions and bok choy, but you can add all sorts of toppings!

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Look at that glorious red.

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The fixin’s that make up Chongqing small noodles.

Chongqing, China | 中国重庆

Braised Pork with Preserved Vegetables | 梅菜扣肉

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Pork as smooth as butter with the fullness of soy sauce, served over preserved veggies. Particularly enjoyable on a cold winter day!

Chengdu, Sichuan, China | 中国四川成都

Sunflower Seeds | 瓜子

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Sunflower seeds in China are like potato chips or popcorn in America – ubiquitous, beloved, and in so many different flavors. Camp out at a teahouse with a never ending bowl of sunflower seeds and you’re good for an afternoon of zen.

Zhangye, Gansu, China | 中国甘肃张掖