Thursday, January 10, 2008

Red Chilli Sichuan Restaurant

I can't believe how long it has been since I have put up a post! I think I am still in holiday mode at the moment, which will soon be shot out of my system...

Way before Christmas, like a week, Frankie and I went to the movies to see Elizabeth cause he had free movie tickets, and then the next day some internet company stuffed up my order and so what do i get as compensation?? Two free tickets to see Elizabeth.... if only they had come a day earlier. Oh well. After the movie we decided to go eat somewhere in chinatown as it was a Sunday night at about 9:30 by the time the movie finished.

I remember reading about this sichuan restaurant of the the main strip in Chinatown but couldn't remember where it was, but had a look down an alley as we were walking and there it was! There were a few people in there, but not too many, so we got a table right next to the window. I felt like I was actually in China or something cause the window faced out onto this dark alley with only Chinese restaurants on it, and it was a rainy night too.

Anyway on to the food. We got the menu and if you are a picky eater you don't need to worry here cause the menu is huge! Mainly everything is sichuan and the menu tells you how spicy each dish is which is great.

We started off with a couple of entrees, a green onion pancake and some sichuan spring rolls. Let's just say the meal didn't start off too good. The green onion pancake i have never tried before and it didn't really have any flavour and was greasy and the spring rolls were nice, but didn't taste any different from regular ones, plus the prawn crackers on the plate were not crunchy at all :(

Green Onion Pancake

Spring Rolls

For mains we got a meat and a vegetable dish. I can't remember the exact names of the dishes, as it was so long ago and the menu on their website is very limited. For the meat dish we got braised pork belly on vegetables and we got a sichuan eggplant dish. Both mains were very nice, but nothing out of the ordinary. The pork was very tender and sat on a mound of sichuan flavoured vegetables i think? Nothing will beat the sichuan eggplant that we had at the Malaya though, that was the best eggplant dish i have ever had.

Pork Belly


This restaurant would be a good place to come with a lot of people as there are so many different things to try. The main meals (that aren't seafood) are around an average of $14 which is quite reasonable. The restaurant is BYO as well. Upstairs there is another part which on the back of the menu states that you can get hotpot up there. They also have lunch deals for $6.95 which is a bargain. Our meal came to about $47 and i thought it was strange that we gave a $50 note and they didn't even bring any change back. We were going to leave the change, but you would think you wouldn't assume that...

Red Chilli Sichuan Restaurant
Cnr Little Hay and Dixon Streets
Ph: 9211 8122

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