I love going to places with long menus because boy usually can't be bothered looking through it all, and ends up giving me free rein on the ordering. Happy days! Somewhat unfortunate for him at this restaurant, because it meant that I wasn't going anywhere near the dishes that have whole chillis as the main ingredient since I would prefer not to see my body in spice meltdown.
|Speaking of spice meltdown... dan dan noodles|
Green onion pancake $3.20
Dan dan noodles $7.80
Stir-fried eggplant with chilli and garlic sauce $13.80
Deep fried bread with condensed milk $7.80
The meal didn't start on a great note, because the green onion pancake wasn't as flavour-ful as it should be, and the result just felt like eating friedness.
|mmmm.... fried bread|
I get caught out everytime and forget to specifically ask for it to come at the end of the meal. Despite my Western 'sweet' tongue not being ready for the bread and condensed milk, they were just as I remembered and definitely a happy place.
Definite winner of the meal was the eggplant, which made up for my disappointment from a couple of weeks ago when ordering what I thought was this dish elsewhere. The flavour and heat were perfectly balanced and made for fabulous leftovers the next day as well.
Not as good as I remembered, but a couple of high notes still make it a worthwhile Chinatown option.
Red Chilli Sichuan Restaurant
Shop 3, 51-53 Dixon Street