Chen Mapo Toufu
is one of the traditional dishes of Han nationality in Sichuan and it is a China time-honored brand named by local government. Chen Mapo Toufu was established in Qing dynasty (1862) which was firstly opened in the northern suburd of Chengdu
. In the past, it was called Chen Xingsheng Eating Shop and named after by the husband of the chef- Chen Xingsheng. The Toufu cooked by Mrs Chen is hot, spicy, fragrant, and soft and with good shape and full of Sichuan flavor. On the white and tender tofu, dotted with brown-red ground beef and green garlic sprouts, a circle of bright red oil, which looks like the jade inlaid in the amber, has a unique flavor of hemp, spicy, hot, tender, crisp, fragrant and fresh.
It become a famous dish of Sichuan and many people went to Chengdu to eat the delicious Mapo Toufu. Some nosy people make fun of pockmarked face of Mrs Chen so that they called her Toufu “Mapo Toufu (Mapo means pockmarked woman in Chinese)”. And therefore, the eating house was named “Chen Mapo Toufu Restaurant". Click here to tailor-make an Authentic Chengdu Delicacies Tour
to taste the local Chengdu Mapo Toufu and other specialities.
Where are the Chen Mapo Toufu Restaurants
• Chen Mapo Toufu Restaurant (Headquarter)
Add: No. 51 Donghuamen Street, Qingyang District
Specialties: Mapo Toufu, Kung Pao Chicken, Double Cooked Pork Slices
• Chen Mapo Toufu Flagship Store
Add: No. 10, Qinghua Road, Qingyang District
Specialties: Mapo Toufu, Kung Pao Chicken, Pork Lungs in Chili Sauce
• Chen Mapo Toufu Restaurant
Add: About 100 meters west of the intersection of the west section of Fucheng Avenue and the north section of Yizhou Avenue, Wuhou District
Specialties: Mapo Toufu, Kung Pao Chicken, Zhong Dumplings
Other Authentic Sichuan-Flavor Restuarants in Chengdu
• Huangcheng Laoma Hotpot
• Chinese Name: 皇城老妈火锅
Add: No. 20, South 3rd Section, Second Ring Road, Wuhou District, Chengdu City, Sichuan Province (Huangcheng Headquarter)
Specialties: Tender Beef, Melaleuca Tripe, Duck Intestines
Recommended Reason: Beginning in 1986, it is a well-known domestic Chengdu flavor hot pot brand. Its decoration inherits the legacy of the Shu Han Dynasty with exquisite soup and dishes.
• Gangguanchang Wuqu Xiaojungan Chuan Chuan Xiang
• Chinese Name: 钢管厂五区小郡肝串串香
Add: No. 335, Shuanglin North Branch Road, Chenghua District, Chengdu City, Sichuan Province (Xinhua Park Headquarter)
Specialties: Chicken Gizzard, Spicy beef, Coriander beef
Recommended Reason: Founded in 1987, Chuan Chuan Xiang combines the flavors of Chongqing hot pot and Chengdu Mala Tang (Chuan Chuan Xiang) perfectly.
• Chengdu Hongxing Restaurant
• Chinese Name: 成都红杏酒家
Add: F1, Wanda Plaza, No. 90, Section 1, Jinhua Road, Jinjiang District, Chengdu
Specialties: Red Apricot Chicken(Hongxing Chicken),
Chinese vermicelli with eel, Spicy Rabbit with Double Bamboo Shoots
Recommended Reason: Hongxing Restaurant is one of the old restaurants in Chengdu which is famous for Sichuan cuisine and is popular not only among tourists but also local people.
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