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Chongqing : Bruce Peck Adventures

How to Eat Sichuan Hot Pot

According to the guidebook, the Sichuan region is famous for spicy food cooked with Sichuan pepper. This special pepper numbs your mouth instead of burning it. It’s not for everyone, but we love it. Chongqing is the Sichuan hot pot capital of the world. We have a Sichuan restaurant at home, but we’d never had hot pot. When we arrived we put discovering hot pot at the top of list. We didn’t really know what we were getting ourselves... Read More

The Biggest City I’d Never Heard Of

As we planned our route through China, we discovered there was a city between Zhangjiajie and Chengdu called Chongqing. We wondered if it was worth stopping in so we checked our guidebook. It said it was famous for Hot Pot. Mmm, sounds tasty. Oh, and it was the biggest city in the world. Huh? Boasting 32 million people Chongqing may in fact be the most populous city in the world. There is apparently a fair amount of disagreement about how to accurately... Read More