There are many delicacies in Chongqing, but hotpot is the one that must not be missed. Chongqing hotpot is unlike the hotpots of any other place and is a key representative of typical Chongqing cuisine. This much-loved delicacy is also known as “mala (numbingly hot and spicy) hotpot”. Its soup is bright red and full of spicy flavor. The steaming heat, accompanied by a spicy soup, are sure to wake up your taste buds.
Moreover, there are countless Chongqing snacks, including hot and sour rice noodles, chaoshou (steamed, meat-filled dumplings with a spicy sauce), laziji (spicy chicken), and chuan chuan xiang (various snacks skewered on a bamboo stick). These snacks reflect the local culinary culture and embody the characteristics of the city.