Chuan Cuisine, one of the famous cuisines of Eight Cuisines in China, which combines the cuisine from Chengdu and Chongqing.
Chuan Cuisine is characterized by its spicy and pungent flavor, emphasizes on the use of chili. Pepper and prickly ash also never fail to accompany, producing typical exciting tastes. Besides, garlic, ginger and fermented soybean are also used in the cooking process. Wild vegetables and meat are usually chosen as ingredients, while frying, frying without oil, pickling and braising are applied as basic cooking techniques. It cannot be said that one who does not experience Sichuan food ever reaches China. http://www.chinatouradvisors.com/culture/Chuan-Cuisine-Sichuan-Cuisine-18.html