At the heart of Chengdu cuisine

At the heart of a city’s character is its food culture. That is especially true for Chengdu, and chuanchuan plays an important role in Sichuan cuisine. What is chuanchuan exactly? Using bamboo skewers to skewer various dishes and letting them cook in a hot pot. The spicy and delicious skewer dishes illicit great enthusiasm from the people of Chengdu.

The video below, brought to you by the China Cultural Center in Brussels and the Chengdu International Cultural Exchange Center, tells the story of two brothers recently in charge of a chuanchuan restaurant. They both have different approaches and must find a way to reconcile traditional concepts and modern ideas.