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Top 10 dishes you have to taste in Changsha, Hunan

By Jiang Yan
China.org.cn, June 19, 2015
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Hunan cuisine is also known as Xiang cuisine. Its unique spicy flavor has won it a place in the Eight Culinary Cuisines of China. Hunan residents' preference for spicy food, from the original analysis, is due to the great humidity of the region. It is also said that spicy food helps to release extra damp in the body so that it is beneficial for the local people's health.

China.org.cn has compiled the top 10 Hunan dishes which are not only tasty but also wallet-friendly. The degree of spiciness can also be adjusted based on your preference. But never expect to taste Hunan dishes without any chili peppers at all, otherwise the cook would feel completely at a loss.

Here are the top 10 dishes strongly recommended if you want to taste Hunan cuisine.

   Shredded pork with fresh peppers (nóng jiā xiǎo chǎo ròu)

 

Shredded pork with fresh peppers [File Photo] 

Reason for Recommendation: This is probably the most popular dish with local people because of its unique flavor stemming from a perfect combination of long spicy peppers and streaky pork. It is also quite common to mix the sauce with rice.

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