Szechuan Province

  • Central-western province of the People's Republic of China
  • Capital: Chengdu
  • Surface area: 487,630 km2
  • Population: 94,250,000 
  • Title and signature date of the agreement: Cooperation agreement between Szechuan Province and the Brussels-Capital Region signed 9 November 2010, replacing the previous agreement dating from 13 April 1995.

Szechuan cuisine is famous for its hot and spicy dishes.  The famous Szechuan pepper is a plant with a spicy, numbing and almost lemony flavour. While it is ever present in local cuisine, it is the red chilies, imported from America, that give this cuisine its spicy emphasis. A local saying goes, "In Szechuan cuisine each dish has its own style, a hundred dishes have a hundred different flavours."

  • Szechuan Province (Central-western of the People's Republic of China) is represented by restaurant Daronghe (Chengdu)

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    Thursday:

    • Multi-flavored pork cubes
    • Stewed beef with tomatoes

    Friday:

    • Traditional cold noodles with chicken slivers
    • Kongbao diced chicken (with fried vegetables and peanuts, and spicy sauce)

    Saturday:

    • Kongfu panda (pastry with sticky rice and chocolate, filling: apple pudding with cream)
    • Prawns in fish sauce

    Sunday:

    • Sliced chicken with multi-flavors
    • Mapo Tofu (Tofu with spicy Szechuan chili pepper)