Eat like a local at Hong Xing, where Sichuan cuisine is done consistently well. The useful picture menu has amusing English translations and makes ordering a pointing game. With a dining room that resembles an enormous ballroom, you'll feel like you're crashing a wedding reception. Favorites on offer include eggplant with garlic and ginger, pork with peanuts and peppers, or the house signature dish called Hong Xing Ji, which is tender bits of chicken floating in a sea
of sesame oil topped with peanuts and mouth-numbing pebbles of Sichuan peppercorns. There are lots of unique vegetarian options, including shredded white bamboo.
137 Ziwei Dong Lu, Chengdu, 61001, China