Monday, December 29, 2008

欢迎光临 - Welcome

This blog is about the snacks, restaurants, markets, and cafes of Chengdu, the capital of one of the world's great food regions. The blog is written in English but a lot of Chinese food related words will be used, because I believe the easiest and fastest way to learn about and appreciate Chinese food is via the language. If you are very new to Chinese, on my sidebar are a couple of tools to help with characters; the intention is that use of Chinese will help extend rather than mask readers' understanding. Tips, comments, and questions are welcome: ms dot sushan at gmail dot com

12 comments:

  1. Pepper, will there be recipes?? I hope so.

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  2. Hi Bobbi, no recipes on this site, unless I do a Chinese cooking class or something...Frugal Cuisine is the recipe site.

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  3. Cool blog. I go to Chengdu every three months and I'm always looking for new places to eat though I don't eat too spicy, especially the rabbit heads!

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  4. totochi, thanks for the shout out. I actually have never eaten a rabbit head. Duck head I have tried, but don't like the brains. Despite the rep, there is lots of great non-spicy food in Chengdu.

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  5. I love your blog - just what I've been looking for as I explore this very tasty city. As someone with very little Chinese language, I'd love to see the addresses in pinyin of the places you write about. It would also be great if you included some common landmarks or directional info to help locate the neighborhood/street/alley. Thank you! Heidi

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  6. Hi Heidi, thanks for the feedback. You can paste characters into the mdgb annotator, linked on my sidebar, to see pinyin. I will definitely try to include more information on the general area of each shop.

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  7. Hi, great blog.
    I'll be in Chengdu early March, celebrating my 30th Birthday with a few Chinese friends (also turning 30 this year). Can you recommend a nice restaurant in the Wuhou district where I could surprise them. Nothing too fancy, just a nice place with great food.
    Thanks! Davy

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  8. Hi Davy, If I was taking Chinese friends out for such a milestone occasion I would probably do the Cafe Z buffet though it is more upscale. A better local hot pot like Ma La Kongjian also does not disappoint.

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  9. You're the real thing, Pepper, thanks for doing "Huajiao." We are a Shanghai couple, coming to Chengdu, just to eat, over National Day. Will you be around? What to share a meal?
    @cranmoore

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  10. Hi, can you shoot me an email? ms dot sushan at gmail dot com. Thanks.

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  11. Dear Pepper, thank you for this wonderful blog. so many tips for a tourist (who loves to eat) in Chengdu!

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