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TASTE OF NORTH CHINA

Healthy Authentic Szechuan Cuisine

Phone: (201) 521-1800

75 Montgomery St., Jersey City, NJ 07302

(Across from Main Post Office)

  • Delivery(min$15. extra $3  charge for beyong 3 miles)​

Szechuan Cuisine Story

Sichuan in the Middle Ages welcomed Middle Eastern crops, such as broad beanssesame and walnuts. Since the 16th century, the list of major crops in Sichuan has even been lengthened by New World newcomers. The characteristic chili pepper came from Mexico, but probably overland from India or by river from Macao, complementing the traditional Sichuan peppercorn (花椒; huājiāo). Other newcomers from the New World included maize (corn), which largely replaced millet; white potatoes introduced by Catholic missions; and sweet potatoes. The population of Sichuan was cut by perhaps three quarters in the wars from the Ming dynasty to the Qing dynasty. Settlers from the adjacent Hunan Province brought their cooking styles with them.

Sichuan is colloquially known as the "heavenly country" due to its abundance of food and natural resources. One ancient Chinese account declared that the "people of Sichuan uphold good flavour, and they are fond of hot and spicy taste." Most Sichuan dishes are spicy, although a typical meal includes non-spicy dishes to cool the palate. Sichuan cuisine is composed of seven basic flavours: sour, pungent, hot, sweet, bitter, aromatic and salty. Sichuan food is divided into five different types: sumptuous banquet, ordinary banquet, popularised food, household-style food and snacks. Milder versions of Sichuan dishes remain a staple of American Chinese cuisine.

 

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75 Montgomery St., Jersey City, NJ 07302

(Across from Main Post Office)

​Mon - Thu: 11am - 9pm​​

Fri & Sun 11am - 9pm

 

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