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Published October 28th 2012
Mouth watering Sichuan Cuisine in Melbourne CBD
Situated in Chinatown in the Melbourne CBD, this restaurant is food lovers' delight, especially for those who dig hot and spicy flavours. Sichuan House is a fully licensed casual dining restaurant, which specialises in authentic Northern Chinese Cuisine, and boasts of a very impressive spread of dishes, mainly in the non-vegetarian category. You will be spoilt for choice in choosing dishes from chicken, lamb, pork, ox, prawns and beef which form the main part of its menu card. Although the vegetarian options are little limited in number, you can still whet your appetite with their eclectic preparations of eggplant, beans, tofu and a few others.
Some of the most popular dishes, which have become flag bearer of this restaurant, are Kung Pao Chicken (or prawn), eggplant cooked in hot garlic sauce and cumin fried spare ribs.
Although most people visit this place for its fiery and tongue numbing experience, you can also order dishes with mild chilli or no chilli options. The serving proportions are quite generous, so be mindful while ordering your food here. You can also try some stir fry noodles and fried rice to go along with your order. To help you sail through the chilli and spicy flavour, Sichuan House also has great selection of drinks - from water to aerated drinks, beer and also offers BYO wine only option.
Although it is tucked away in the narrowest lanes in Chinatown, Sichuan House is often flocked with people for most of the day. It is also a great hit amongst the office goers and uni students especially during lunch hours.
You can enjoy a hearty meal for around $10 during lunch time, though be prepared to face the rush during those hours. Friday evenings are especially crowded at Sichuan House, so if you are planning to visit on a Friday, make sure you call them up and book a seat for yourself, to avoid any disappointments. If you are looking out for healthy food options, then Sichuan House is certainly not your call. Most of its dishes are deep fried and those with sauce, are rich with oil. But if it is taste that you are looking for, then your search would certainly end here.