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Published April 4th 2014
As long as you like chilli, you'll be fine
My Chinese friend took me to this restaurant and warned me that it would be different to the others that I have eaten at. There was some truth in her statement, because I tried some dishes that I had never tried before. I was pleasantly surprised and I definitely recommend Red Chilli Sichuan Restaurant to everyone.
I had never tried this type of preserved egg before. Don't get me wrong, I've had plenty of Japanese preserved egg that one can find at Ichiban Boshi, but I've never tried a traditional Chinese preserved egg. Although it looks slightly scary for the untrained eye, this preserved egg is actually quite tasty.
Next came what looks a lot like KFC's popcorn chicken but with chilli. My friends did not eat the chilli and I only ate a few pieces of it, but it wasn't as hot as I had expected. The actual chicken itself was so tender and delicious that we were tempted to order a second plate.
If I wasn't writing an article, I would say that I have no words for this chicken and corn soup. Not only was the serving gigantic for the few dollars that it cost, but it was so hot (in terms of temperature, in terms of spice it's completely mild) that I had to wait until the end of my meal to finish it. It tasted gorgeous though, but I was caught off-guard with that serving size.
I have had an ongoing love affair with all sorts of mushroom varieties since I was a child. This dish has delicious greens and not only champignons, but tasty shitake mushrooms in a gorgeous sauce. I ended up eating the sauce with a spoon because of how lovely it was.
I'm not much of a seafood lover, but these prawns took exception because they had amazing garlic and chilli on them. Unlike what I usually think of prawns (that they're flavourless and rubbery), these were tender and delicious. I could not believe how much I was enjoying myself eating them.
For some reason, I took a liking to the decoration on the menu as well, so I thought that I would share it with you. I would definitely recommend the Red Chilli Sichuan Restaurant to you in a heartbeat. If you check out Red Chilli's website, they might even have a location that's closer to you.