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Chongqing’s answer to Sichuan’s dan dan mian is mala xiaomian, a bowl of hot noodles served in a thin but flavorful broth flavored with Sichuan pepper and chili oil (are you beginning to see a pattern here?), topped with sesame seeds and a bit of steamed cabbage. You can get this dish literally anywhere, though it’s most often eaten for breakfast. A great way to kick your gut into gear before your day has really begun.

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Retrieved from: Serious Eats