Steamed buns, known as baozi (包子), have a delicious filling within. Thought to date back to the Three Kingdoms period (220-280 A.D.), it is said that Zhuge Liang, a military strategist, invented this meal when his soldiers caught the plague. Created with a shape like a human head, Zhuge first made it as an offering to the gods, then as food for the soldiers to alleviate their sickness. Since then, the baozi and its many variations has become a well known staple in Asian cuisine. Try our Chef’s Special Homemade Steamed Pork Bun (豬肉包子) for a taste of this filling treat!
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Szechuan Spicy “Angry” Chicken (辣子雞丁) is a classic Szechuan stir-fry. It’s a domestic favorite across many regions, with several cooking variations. Made with diced chicken and chopped hot peppers, this dish is fiery, appetizing, and a lot of fun to eat! If you want something to spice up your palate, come and drop by Little Asia to grab a bite of this tasty dish!
Szechuan Sliced Beef (夫妻肺片) is a cold dish originating from the city of Chengdu. The Chinese name of this dish can be translated literally as “couple’s lung slices”. Legend has it that after the end of the Qing Dynasty, Chengdu’s streets were filled with peddlers selling cold dishes made from low-cost beef scraps. Guo Chaohua and his wife were such vendors. The couple personally made and sold these dishes, which became very popular due to the affordable price and enticing flavor. People then referred to the cold dishes made from beef scraps as “couple’s waste scraps” (夫妻废片), which was later changed to “couple’s lung slices” (夫妻肺片) using the homonym of “lung slices” (肺片). The name referred to the sliced beef lung used in the dish. Although beef lung is no longer part of the dish, this interesting name has been retained. Today, Szechuan Sliced Beef has become a well known take-out dish across China. Come to Little Asia and taste for yourself why Szechuan Sliced Beef has had such enduring popularity through the ages!
A traditional Szechuan cold dish, the Szechuan “Mouth-watering” Chicken (口水雞) got its name from Guo Moruo’s "Yuboqu (賟波曲)". He writes, “merely visualizing the tender chicken drizzled in chili sauce is enough to make my mouth water…” His description is what led the dish to be known as “mouth-watering chicken”. Once you have a bite of this spicy, succulent appetizer, you will know why Guo Moruo reminisced on his hometown dish so fondly. Try our Szechuan “Mouth-watering” Chicken and many more delectable dishes at Little Asia!