Spicy Szechuan Restaurant- Failed Noodle in Soup, Salty Soy Milk, and Fried Noodles ~ Eating With Kirby

19 October 2012

Spicy Szechuan Restaurant- Failed Noodle in Soup, Salty Soy Milk, and Fried Noodles

Once in a while, my family and I like to go for Shanghai food. Kirma (my mama) suggested Chen’s Shanghai Kitchen (post here) again but I protested since we go there every time we want Shanghai food. I made the wrong decision to suggest Spicy Szechuan Restaurant (as you will see later) and now, I realize I should have never fixed anything that is not broken. If the restaurant we always go to consistently serves us the best Shanghai food in Richmond, we should never gone anywhere elsewhere. Lesson learned, Kirby...lesson learned.

So anyways, we ended up at Spicy Szechuan Restaurant located on Anderson Road across from Richmond Center.

I always like to judge how good the Shanghai restaurant is based on how delicious their salty soy milk is. In this case, their Salty Soy Milk ($1.95) was not to any of my family’s liking. The soy milk was too thick and the flavour lacked depth. Chen’s Shanghai Kitchen’s salty soy milk is still my favourite and is a world of difference from this soy milk. We left most of this untouched. :(

The Sliced Spiced Beef Noodle in Soup ($7.95) was uninteresting and average at best.

This was my biggest disappointment because it was a featured dish on their wall and cost nearly double the price of any other dishes. It was called Stir Fried Noodle with Shredded Pork and Chives ($12.50) and as you can see, there are barely any toppings. It consisted of mainly bland noodles that I could have cooked myself. Fail.

I enjoyed the Pancake Wrapped Beef ($6.95) as the skin was flaky yet doughy at the same time. The beef wasn’t overly tough which was great as it is usually what I encounter when order this item.

This dish I enjoyed but no one else in my family did. Maybe it’s because I have a soft spot for deep fried tofu. This one was called Deep Fried Tofu with Pepper Salt ($7.50) and it provided a nice spicy crunch on the outside while maintaining a soft interior. Kirma thought they over fried it but I guess it is up to your own personal preference. I thought it was fried perfectly. :P

Last but not least, the Steamed Xiao Long Baos (Mini Pork Bun) ($6.75).

It’s a little pricier than other xlbs but it is one of the better ones I’ve tasted. The skin was quite thin but still held in the meat when we picked it up. 

All in all, this place just doesn't cut it. I would still hands down choose Chen's Shanghai Kitchen over Spicy Szechuan Restaurant any day. 

Service Rating: 2.5/5
Food Rating: 1.5/5
Price: $$-$$$

Overall Rating: 2/5

Happy Eating!

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5 reacties:

  1. I've been going to this place since I was a kid and have never been disappointed! We always order the hot and sour soup, stir fried pork belly and cabbage, sticky rice roll with chinese doughnut, silky chicken noodle soup...yummmmm....give it another go!

    1. Really?! Okay maybe I ordered the wrong items then! I will give it one more chance, just for you :P haha

    2. Thanks for letting me know Edwina!

  2. yeh we used to go every single week after church! I love the food there, and even bring alot of my non asian friends to try it!

  3. Well chosen dishes at a "Szechuan" place


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