**Update as of 4 Dec 2014 – I walked past a few days ago and it’s no longer in operation O_O!!!***
If I ever had a past life, I think I was from Sichuan China XD
COZ I ABSOLUTELY LOVE SICHUAN FOOD!
My colleague Anne recently brought a few of us to 川国演义 for lunch.
These were a few of the pics I took. There were other dishes but it was a big group so I didn’t wanna hold up the rest from digging in. The soup on the top left is actually a spicy sourish soup with beef slices and green chilli. From the colour it looked quite harmless.
haha it was damn ooh lala. The more u drink the more u sweat!
Top right was French beans stir fried in dried chilli. Very fresh vegetables which wasn’t very spicy actually.
Bottom left was the remains of spicy chicken cubes in dried chilli and bottom right was red bean pancake in Sichuan style. The skin was chewy and stretchy instead of the crispy one we usually have.
The best dish has to be the 水煮鱼 (fish slices on chilli oil) which I didn’t snap a pic of. It was the best one I’ve had!
So this was my first lunch there. Very good experience. The food came fast and waitress was patient and nice.
And then yesterday we went again… haha. Anne suggested and I simply couldn’t resist!
It was 5 of us so I could take some nice pictures! This was 鱼香肉丝! Literal translation to English will read “Fragrant fish with meat slices”.
But this dish has no fish at all 🙂 Sichuan dish names are really wicked coz u won’t know what you will really get!
This is the fabulous 水煮鱼! English translation – water – cooked fish.
Again the name is a trick! It’s chilli oil-cooked fish can! Haha.
Besides fish slices, you also can find plenty of bean sprouts and cabbage inside. I love to eat my rice with that gravy. It’s super duper shiok to the maximisation!
Remains of our french beans in dried chilli. In chinese, it’s 干煸豆角。
The name is 蚂蚁上树, in English it means Ants Go Up The Tree. It’s stir fried vermicelli with minced pork and green chilli. Anne explained that the minced pork resembles ants, hence the name.
I tell you, this dish is so so so fragrant! But so so so so sinful. The oil has been fully absorbed into the vermicelli and the taste was smack licking good! We were all very full but we still finished every bit of this. Wahaha. U really must try this if you are there. But warn you first, this dish has quite a heavy taste of pork.
Oh we also had these 2 bottles of homemade chestnut drink. Very light and refreshing 🙂
We both paid $17 each for yesterday’s lunch. And yes we will probably go very often!!