Chen Mahua


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Chen Mahua

Mahua is a twisted strip of dough fried in peanut oil. You can try it at Chen Mahua after you visit the nearby Hongya Cave. Beware of the long queues.


As a branch of Sichuan cuisine, the one of Chongqing is known to have chili pepper and bean paste as two of its key dish ingredients. There are many different types of flavors, but the predominant one is the numbingly spicy. Chongqing is the hometown of hotpot, a continuously simmering spicy broth, in which the diners cook an assortment of meat and vegetables themselves. Restaurants are usually open until 10:00pm.