Szechuan dishes are best known for their hot and spicy flavour, especially the taste of Sichuan pepper. Sichuan food, from the Southwestern region of China, is actually the most popular style of Chinese cooking in China itself and is hugely popular worldwide.
Key seasonings in this region include Sichuan pepper, black pepper, chili, broad bean chili paste, shallots, ginger, and garlic, while most dishes are fried
We’re sharing some of the best classic Szechuan recipes. These recipes aren’t just any recipes either, as they have been created by the world’s top food bloggers. The best of the best. Make sure check out the other great dishes on their sites too.
You might not be able to travel at the moment but that will only give you more of an excuse to get cooking! Szechuan dishes will give you a great challenge in the kitchen and are all utterly delicious.
The Best Szechuan Dishes
One of the best known dishes from the region that is packed full of flavour and which has a wonderful aromatic kick to it.
Recipe created by Pam.
A well-known pork dish prepared with a combination of ginger, garlic, and soy sauce and a myriad of aromatic spices and cook over an extended period.
Recipe created by KP Kwan.
Chinese garlic sauce has an amazing flavour profile from the spice mix and the sauces. It’s sour, salty, nutty, and a little sweet. The eggplant is added to the sauce at the end of the cooking process so the veggie does not breakdown and loose shape.
Recipe created by A Mom’s Cookbook.
This soup is a must for busy weeknights! No need to order takeout with this one. It’s ready in less than 30 minutes.
Recipe created by Lesli.
This type of Chinese glass noodle stir-fry, widely known as má yǐ shàng shù is a very popular Szechuan dish. The literal translation is ‘ants climbing a tree’.
Recipe created by Piggy Out.
No matter whether you are already a fan of Chinese cuisine, need a new low carb recipe or simply looking for a new way to cook shrimp you will love this quick and easy dinner recipe that makes in a few minutes.
Recipe created by Alyssa.
Two easy methods to show you how to toast walnuts, or any nuts, plus a recipe for a spicy and delicious Szechuan-style toasted walnuts.
Recipe created by Sharon.
If you love these dishes you will want to check out 7 Hong Kong Dishes You Have To Try.