Category Archives: sichuan/szechuan

Not Even Close To Being Authentic: Red Chili Szechuan Cuisine

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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 … Continue reading

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A (Partial) Introduction to Guizhou Cuisine: Yummy Mammy

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Ever since I found out that there is a whole new world of regional Asian restaurants in the Burnaby/Vancouver border waiting for me to explore, I have insisted on staying for dinner in Burnaby every Saturday after picking my daughter … Continue reading

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MSG Plaza Part 2: New Spicy Chili Restaurant

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I normally don’t associate restaurants that serve authentic Szechuan cuisine with MSG. The dishes in Szechuan cuisine usually have such an overabundance of hot, spicy, and numbing flavours (mala flavours) that there is really not a need for the flavour-enhancing … Continue reading

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High-End Spicy: Golden Szechuan

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Don’t you just hate it when you sit right next to the table of someone who drives a Ferrari? You get zero service. ZERO!!! I have nothing against Ferraris’ or their drivers; I enjoy admiring them as much as everyone … Continue reading

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Taipei: Ding Wang Hotpot

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Ding Wang has been one of the hottest (in terms of popularity) hot pot restaurants in Taiwan for the past few years. The restaurant originated in Taichung, became extremely popular, and subsequently expanded to the culinary big leagues of Taipei. … Continue reading

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This Here’s Crack, and I Need My Fix

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Alvin Garden – Spicy Sichuan/Hunan food is kinda like crack. It looks unappealing and unattractive if you haven’t had it in a while, but once you have a taste, there’s something about it that entices you back for more. I … Continue reading

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Appealing To The Target Audience

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S.W. Pepper House – The Crystal Mall is as close to a captive market as I have seen in terms of Chinese Malls. Normally, when a city has a large enough local Chinese population to support a Chinese Mall, there … Continue reading

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