Shops recommended for Chongqing classic snacks
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- Chongqing is a city of delicious food. In addition to hot pot and chuanchuan, there are lots of snacks worthy to taste in Chongqing as well. We’ll recommend some classic snacks to you.
Hot and Sour Vermicelli 酸辣粉
The hot and sour vermicelli can be recognized as the " king of kings" in Chongqing classic snacks, which is everywhere and is known by everyone. Sweet potato vermicelli is especially chewy, with spicy, fresh, fragrant, sour and fat but not greasy taste! Sprinkle with spicy sauce, minced meat, peas, peanuts, and coriander. When the hot and sour vermicelli is done, you’d like to eat at once for the smell.
1. Haoyoulai Hot and Sour Vermicelli
Address: within the Bayilu Food Street (nearby Suning)
2. Mom Hot and Sour Vermicelli
Address: at the intersection of Beicheng Paradise Walk and Yanghe Road, 46-4 Beicheng Paradise Walk (next to Holiland)
Shancheng Sweet Dumpling (Tangyuan) 山城汤圆
Sweet dumpling is a kind of food made of glutinous rice flour. It is usually cooked and eaten with soup. The sweet dumpling is soft and sticky. With the proper glutinous rice, you can feel the thick sesame stuffing flow out with a quick bite. It feels like celebrating the New Year when you eat a bowl of sweet dumpling.
1. Shanchen Tangyuan Shop in Old Street
Address: across the Home Inn at Bayilu Food Street
2. Longji Shancheng Tangyuan
Address: at 3/F, Xintan Square, Guanyinqiao
Crispy meat 酥肉
Crispy meat is made of pork, eggs and pepper, with the features of crisp, tender, refreshing, fat but not greasy taste. Generally speaking, crispy meat is an essential snack in a hot-pot restaurant. However, you can also eat it besides the hot-pot restaurant because it has gradually become a casual snack in people’s leisure time.
1. Liu Crisp Meat
Address: at Flat Level 3/F, Xingtian Square, Donghuan Road, Guanyinqiao
2. Xiao Pao Frying Crisp Meat
Address: at 1/F, Deyi Building, Minquan Road
Pig’s trotter 猪脚
Pig’s trotter are rich in collagen, which has the health-care function of maintaining beauty and keeping young for human body. The stewed trotter can taste better if it is heated for one minute, soft and spicy, which is very popular with excellent taste and unique flavor.
1. Shuajia Trotter
Address: Daping Main Street (nearby the bus station)
2. Pig Head Emperor Stewed Trotter
Address: at the gate of Xincheng Liyun, 28 Zijing Road (near to Century Life Delicious)
Ice jelly is a famous summer snack in Sichuan and Chongqing areas. It is cold and sweet, tender and refreshing and has the functions of relieving summer heat and reducing pathogenic fire. As the summer delicious food, it is popular for its refreshing, transparent, ice-cold, delicious taste and cheap price. There is not only the common ice jelly with cheap price, but also the rich Ice jelly with many ingredients. You can choose it based on your favor.
1. Shenshuijin Old Ice Jelly
Address: at the gate of New Century Super Market, -1/F Yingli Imix Park, Jiefangbei, Zhonghua Road
2. Boying Ice Jelly
Address: 23-25, Floor B1, IF Plaza, 439 Xinnan Road
(Translated by Jiang Yuling, Fathom Language Limited)