Try fiery Sichuan food at Chinese restaurants in Leeds
For those who like their food nice and hot, Sichuan cuisine is a must-try. Originating in Sichuan province in the southwestern region of China, this cuisine goes back centuries and often features the addition of a delightfully hot spice known as the Sichuan pepper. Although chilli pepper is often used in Sichuan cuisine, the Sichuan pepper is different because it imparts a different sort of heat that’s more of a fruity, numbing feel as opposed to the burning of a chilli. A member of the citrus family, this unique spice is related to neither black pepper nor chilli pepper – it imparts a flavour all of its own. Famous sichuan dishes you may recognise from Leeds’ Chinese restaurants include kung pao chicken, tea-smoked duck, mapo tofu and shredded pork in garlic sauce and dan dan noodles. If fiery flavours aren’t your thing, have no fear: the Sichuan kitchen has dishes to suit every taste.