Fish-fragrant Eggplant (Yu Xiang Qie Zi)

Fish-fragrant eggplant or 鱼香茄子, is a signature dish in Sichuan cuisine. Don’t get confused by the name, there is no fish in this dish, not even fish sauce. The vegetarian dish* is a combination of salty, sweet, sour, and spicy tastes together in a deliciously garlicky sauce. * See tips below for meatier version.Read More

Fish-flavored shredded pork (Yu Xiang Rou Si)

Fish flavored shredded pork, 鱼香肉丝, is another classic Sichuan dish. Like its vegetarian cousin, Fish-fragrant Eggplant, there is no fish in the dish. Instead, both dishes get their names from the pungent vinegary sauce that coats it. This popular stir fry dish uses pork tenderloin, bamboo shoots, black “wood ear” fungus all cooked in a sauce that melds …Read More

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