So you’re probably reading this and thinking every restaurant in Chengdu has a serious food back story, and we have to agree with you. Pansunshi is no different from many of its peers. Established way back in 1925, Pansunshi was originally a store selling braised food; predominantly chicken, duck, and goose wings, chicken gizzards and goose liver, and pork trotters. Today it’s reputation as the city’s primary destination for braised food in addition to the exceptional Sichuan dishes and local snacks that complement the original fare. The house specialty? You can’t go past lurou guo kui (braised meat in flatbread), and baozi (stuffed buns). Our tip? Arrive early to avoid the disappointment of missing out.
Update: January 10, 2022