In Sichuan cooking, there are over twenty-three different flavours that can be created. ‘Yu-shiang’ or ‘fish fragrant’ is just one of these, but this dish does not actually taste ‘fishy’. It is a way of describing the almost bouillon-like taste that is derived from using a good stock.
Here, the flavour is created using a good chicken stock, chilli bean sauce and rice vinegar. I love cooking this dish time and time again.