In the past couple of years we've cracked the secret of the markets, shed light on the mysterious popularity of Chengdu's teahouses, decoded the flavors of Sichuan cuisine (and in detail!), explained market snacks and street foods. We also showed you how to order food in Chinese and understand Chinese dining etiquette. This incomplete yet extensive Sichuan menu should make your a la carte dining experiences simple, unless you're pulling a Sedaris. Did we leave off your favorite dish? Leave a comment below!
Meat lovers, find your favorite beef, chicken, and pork dishes in Part 2.
Appetizers 头盘 tóupàn
Vegetable dishes 素菜类 sùcàilèi
Egg dishes 鸡蛋 jīdàn
Noodles and dumplings 面条饺子 miàntiáo jiǎozi (masochists, of course, will go for instant noodles)
Rice dishes 饭类 fànlèi
Tofu dishes 豆腐类 dòufǔlèi
Soups 汤类 tānglèi
Drinks 饮料 (for a more extensive list, have a look at our packaged drink test)