Spicy foods are very popular in Shanghai, as a nice complement to the non-spicy sweet Shanghai dishes. Sichuan and Hunan spicy restaurants can be found in many malls and neighbourhoods. Chopped chili pepper is common in many dishes, especially Hunan style foods. The chili peppers are manually chopped and mixed with some garlic, ginger, salt and then preserved for a while. People also use chopped chili pepper at home, seasoning to various foods.