China: Part 8: Sichuan's Vegetarian Buddhist Cuisine

published 8 years ago by Videos from The Culinary Institute of America

Anyone hoping to understand the range of Sichuan cooking should plan to dine at a Buddhist monastery restaurant. In these establishments, monks prepare elaborate vegetarian fare, much of it designed to mimic Sichuan classics like twice-fried pork. The Baoguang Temple in Xindu serves a meatless lunch of artful dishes that fool the eye and offer more proof of the Sichuan penchant for healthful eating. For recipes and more videos visit

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