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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
(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
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. 😛

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

  • 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!

  • Really?! Okay maybe I ordered the wrong items then! I will give it one more chance, just for you 😛 haha

  • 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!


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