Sichuan is known for their spice, a mix of chili peppers, oil and the special Sichuan pepper (which will numb your mouth like nothing you've ever felt before). On the same lines, Sichuan is known for their hotpot. A group of us from the hostel met up with my friend Su for hotpot while in Chengdu. Most of us being food type people, we wanted it spicy. REAL SPICY. What follows are some pictures of an amazingly delicious meal. Truth be told though, I didn't find it THAT spicy. That is until I sneezed while having a mouth full of spicy oil which proceeded to go up and touch my brain and then come out my nose. It was like no other pain I've ever known (nor hope to know again).
dropping in the duck tongues. I usually like duck tongues but I think I may have had one early and not quite cooked. i blame this as to why later on in the night (3:45am to be exact) I awoke running from my bed and vomited up something fierce.