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Sichuan Cuisine or Szechuan Cuisine of the Bashu Culture — Spicy Series with Rich Flavors

Sichuan Cuisine or Szechuan Cuisine is the culinary art that originated from the Bashu Culture in today's Sichuan Province and Chongqing Municipality.

Sichuan (or Chuan) Cuisine encompasses six primary tastes: spicy, tongue-numbing, sweet, salty, sour, and bitter.


Many dishes combine more than one taste, with some even containing over 20 compounded flavors.

Sichuan Cuisine employs approximately 28 cooking methods, and the use of various flavorings is crucial.


This includes essential ingredients such as Sichuan pepper, black pepper, and chili pepper.

These condiments are readily available and easy to use.


Combined with their palatable taste, Sichuan Cuisine has become one of the most popular culinary styles in China.

Dishes of Sichuan Cuisine or Szechuan Cuisine

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