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Beijing's Most Famous Dish: Peking Roast Duck (北京烤鴨)

There is an actual saying that no visit to Beijing is complete if you miss seeing the Great Wall or dining on Roast Duck.  The Beijing (or formerly Peking) Roast duck has been around since the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644) and initially was one of the main dishes served for the imperial courts.

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Gu’s Bistro (Now, Gu’s Kitchen)

Gu’s Bistro (Now, Gu’s Kitchen) – Now, if you’re not familiar with Szechuan (or aka Sichuan) cuisine (四川菜), a quick overview is that the flavor is bold, and commonly spicy.  A popular style is called Mala (麻辣) and is basically a mixture of spicy and numbness (from the Chinese peppercorns added in Mala dishes).  If you’re interested in awesome Mala dishes, …

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Old Sichuan Mala Hot Pot, Spicy and Numb!

Sichuan (四川), more commonly known as Szechuan in the Western world, is a province in China.  Mala is a very popular Szechuan sauce or style of food from there.  The direct translation of Mala actually describes the taste almost perfectly: Ma = Numb, La = Spicy.  (However, I said almost perfectly because it left out that the …

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