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Updated by Caleb Falcon on Jun 25, 2014
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Culinary Activities to do in Emeishan

Emei Shan is famous for its sacred mountain. Located in Sichuan Province, the heartland of the cuisine by the same name, some of the best foodie experiences in China are to be had around here.

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Taste Sichuan Vegetarian Fare

Taste Sichuan Vegetarian Fare

This can be done at the monasteries on the Emei Shan Mountain. The 16th /17th century Baoguo monastery has a good vegetarian restaurant and a teahouse.

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Head Outdoors

Head Outdoors

Savour meat based meals, warm noodle pots and traditional Chinese snacks served in the restaurants and snack shops along the mountain's hiking trail.

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Eat Traditional Sichuan Meals

Eat Traditional Sichuan Meals

enjoy such dishes as hot pot and barbecues in the restaurants lining the streets coming into Baoguo, at the base of Emei Shan Mountain.

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Have a Meal at Jinyi Restaurant

Have a Meal at Jinyi Restaurant

Located at Anantara Emei Resort & Spa this dining venue is known for serving spicy, pungent Sichuan dishes. The traditional flavours, fresh, pickled, salted and dried ingredients that characterize Sichuan cooking can be tasted here.

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Street Food

Street Food

Try the fare at local street food stalls, from mobile food vendors and at small street side kitchens. The inexpensive yet yummy dishes are prepared in minutes, the best form of food on the go.

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Shopping in a Local Wet Market

Shopping in a Local Wet Market

Head to a wet market redolent with the smell of fresh produce, spices and local snacks to discover the typical ingredients that make up the seven basic flavours of the cuisine. Taste and smell spices, different tofu products, cured meats, pickles and chilli bean pastes that are at the heart of Sichuan cooking.

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Join a Cooking Workshop

Join a Cooking Workshop

Be a part of a group learning how to prepare favourite Sichuan dishes from the correct way to chop up ingredients, how to use different cooking utensils for different cooking methods and how to achieve the tasty final outcome.