The Street Foods of Chengdu, China

Often alluring, otherwise offputting, the street foods of Chengdu, China, are a colorful assortment of snacks.

 Choose your protein or veggie, and the purveyor will grill your snack to order.

Choose your protein or veggie, and the purveyor will grill your snack to order.

I found myself in this bustling, non-touristy city as part of an Adventures by Disney tour. The company surely chose Chengdu so we could see the adorable pandas at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. You'll see a peek at the end of this post. 

Between our animal adventure, a dinner of authentic Chinese hot pot, which I'll feature in a later blog post, and indulgent buffet breakfasts at The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu, my husband and I explored the streets nearby and happened upon these exotic eats.

Look at these street foods of Chengdu

 More skewered mysteries ready for the flame

More skewered mysteries ready for the flame

 Don't these fruity ice pops look refreshing?

Don't these fruity ice pops look refreshing?

 Sausages that seem to be cooked on hot rocks

Sausages that seem to be cooked on hot rocks

 Oysters, apparently, with minced something-or-other--do I eye garlic?--on top

Oysters, apparently, with minced something-or-other--do I eye garlic?--on top

 Clams. They appear to have thin rice noodles on top.

Clams. They appear to have thin rice noodles on top.

 Eggs? Pancakes? Either way, they look scrumptious.

Eggs? Pancakes? Either way, they look scrumptious.

 Here's the cook, bringing them to a sizzle along the sidewalk.

Here's the cook, bringing them to a sizzle along the sidewalk.

 Let's say we can safely say this is chicken. Look at that crispy skin.

Let's say we can safely say this is chicken. Look at that crispy skin.

 No one in my group had any trouble with the food or water, yet I chose not to sample these tempting beverages, or any others, that weren't from Disney-approved purveyors.

No one in my group had any trouble with the food or water, yet I chose not to sample these tempting beverages, or any others, that weren't from Disney-approved purveyors.

Before or after exploring the street foods of Chengdu ...

Here's a sneak peek at a panda.

 What a cutie, right? You'll probably visit the city to see this adorable creature and its kin, but make time to check out the street foods of Chengdu.

What a cutie, right? You'll probably visit the city to see this adorable creature and its kin, but make time to check out the street foods of Chengdu.

I loved Chengdu, with its low-key, modern feel and bustling food-and-retail area. Wait until you see photos of the food market, though. Here, click to take a look. I have plenty more posts on the way from my Adventures by Disney trip.

Rona