Dried Peppers in Sichuan Dishes: Garnish or Snack?

When Sichuan dishes like fried chicken come mixed in with a heap of dried chile peppers, is it proper to eat the peppers or should you avoid them? Find out how Sichuan locals eat these spicy dishes for maximum enjoyment—and what will mark you as a clueless foreigner!

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