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The flavors in Chinese food are definitely complex and varied — but they can still be a perfect match with wine! These are my Chinese food recipes where I suggest wine pairings. I talk about my favorite varietals regions, the important flavor profiles, and suggested bottles for every recipe.

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Authentic Sichuan Spicy Boiled Fish 四川水煮鱼

Sichuan spicy boiled fish

Sichuan Spicy Boiled Fish 水煮鱼 (shuǐ zhǔ yú), literally just “water-boiled fish” sounds ordinary but tastes extraordinary. It’s a vibrant, moderately 麻辣 (málà) spicy and mouth-numbing dish of white fish and vegetables lightly poached in fragrant broth. Sichuan spicy boiled fish is a variant on the famous 重庆火锅 (Chóngqìng huǒ guō) Chongqing spicy hotpot, modified to serve large groups of taxi drivers during their breaks. It’s been one of the most popular dishes in restaurants across China since 1983, when a young Chongqing chef won first prize in a Sichuan food competition with this local invention. Here’s my easy, authentic, and scratch-made version, along with the best wines to drink with it.

Introducing: Chinese Food Wine Pairings!

Chateau Belloy Canon Fronsac 2010 and Antonin Rodet Givry 1er Cru 2011

The flavors in Chinese food are definitely complex, nuanced, and varied. But that doesn’t mean that they can’t be harmonious with wine. To show that delicious Chinese food and a nice bottle of wine make the perfect match, I’m including recommended wine pairings with my Chinese and Chinese-inspired recipes. I’ll have favorite varietals, good bottles, plus the characteristics and proper serving temps. 干杯 Cheers!