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Hot and Sour Rice Noodles

Hot and Sour Rice Noodles come from Sichuan Province. The main ingredient is sweet potato powder, and its name comes from its vinegary-peppery taste. Continuous changes and improvements have led to this dish gradually moving to the street where it has become a special snack. Its fine taste and cheap price have endeared it to the people. It’s spicy, hot, fresh, aromatic, sour, and oily but not greasy, so some people call it Sichuan Hot and Sour Rice Noodles or Chongqing Hot and Sour Rice Noodles. A representative type of Sichuan Hot and Sour Rice Noodles is “Hot and Sour Rice Noodles with Pork Intestines”.

Genuine Sichuan Hot and Sour Rice Noodles have two characteristics: one is that the sweet Rice Noodles must be soft but a little chewy and have a crystal clear appearance; another is that it tastes spicy, hot, fresh, aromatic, sour, and oily but not greasy, being spicy but not bitter, hot but not dry, fresh and pure, sour but not pungent, and aromatic and chewy. When you taste it, a lingering fragrance should pervade your mouth, and its soup is both hot and bright.


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