Not Even Close To Being Authentic: Red Chili Szechuan Cuisine

I have heard that Red Chili is the best Chinese restaurant in the north shore. I have read that Red Chili is supposedly the only restaurant that serves authentic Szechuan cuisine in the north shore. I have been told that Red Chili’s cuisine more than holds its own against the best ‘mala’ (numbing and spicy) dishes from authentic Szechuan and Hunan places in Vancouver, Burnaby, and Richmond. These are bold, BOLD statements; these are statements whose veracity warrant a visit to the restaurant to confirm and verify. At minimum, I expected to taste the following at Red Chili: the numbness … Continue reading Not Even Close To Being Authentic: Red Chili Szechuan Cuisine

Full Circle (Chinalized Americanized Chinese food)

Chongqing on Robson – Wanna know what’s lacking in a city filled with authentic and amazing Chinese cuisine? Americanized Chinese Food. No matter where I go, I can’t seem to find a restaurant that serves high quality (North)Americanized Chinese food. It’s really frustrating sometimes. Whenever I walk into a random hole-in-the-wall Chinese restaurant expecting deep fried meat covered in sweet syrup or brown sauce, I am met with water braised beef or some other amazingly authentic Chinese dish. I know that Americanized Chinese food can be easily found in food courts, but what I’m looking for is table-service style food … Continue reading Full Circle (Chinalized Americanized Chinese food)