Chenpi or chen pi is sun-dried tangerine (mandarin) peel used as a traditional seasoning in Chinese cooking and traditional medicine. They are aged by storing them dry. They have a pungent and bitter taste.
Some tong sui desserts such as red bean soup will use this occasionally.
Chenpi is used to make the Hunanese dish Orange Chicken.
Chenpi is a common ingredient in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
- ^ Lo, Eileen Yin-Fei (1999). "Poultry and Other Fowl". The Chinese Kitchen. calligraphy by San Yan Wong (1st Edition ed.). New York, New York: William Morrow and Company. p. 314. ISBN 0-688-15826-9. "ORANGE CHICKEN Chun Pei Gai Pan Traditionally this Hunan recipe contained what is called chun pei, or ‘old skin,’ to describe the dried citrus peel used in its preparation."