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Chengdu snacks: Culture on the tongue

2012-03-26 09:30:06 GMT2012-03-26 17:30:06(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Chengdu, a city in Southwest China's Sichuan Province enjoys a high reputation for its spicy cuisine. (Source: China.org.cn)

Chengdu, a city in Southwest China's Sichuan Province enjoys a high reputation for its spicy cuisine. (Source: China.org.cn)

Chengdu, a city in Southwest China's Sichuan Province enjoys a high reputation for its spicy cuisine. (Source: China.org.cn)

Chengdu, a city in Southwest China's Sichuan Province enjoys a high reputation for its spicy cuisine. (Source: China.org.cn)

Chengdu, a city in Southwest China's Sichuan Province enjoys a high reputation for its spicy cuisine. (Source: China.org.cn)

Chengdu, a city in Southwest China's Sichuan Province enjoys a high reputation for its spicy cuisine. (Source: China.org.cn)

Chengdu, a city in Southwest China's Sichuan Province enjoys a high reputation for its spicy cuisine. (Source: China.org.cn)

Chengdu, a city in Southwest China's Sichuan Province enjoys a high reputation for its spicy cuisine.

 The unique colour, aroma, shape and taste of the snacks have always dazzled visitors' eyes and stomachs. Chengdu is one of only two cities in the world that have been recognized as a "City of Gastronomy".

To enable the delicious snacks to go even further, the city has joined the "Creative Cities Network", which is a UNESCO project set up in 2004. Renowned snacks like couple Lung Slice, Lai Tangyuan and Long Chaoshou contribute as an indispensable part of the city's food and drink culture.

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