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Sichuan Restaurants

Updated:2008-06-03 15:39 | Source:

For overseas visitors who associate the Mongolian barbecue with Korean cuisine or the Swiss fondue, the spicy food from Szechuan may well evoke the tastes of its Thai, Indian and Malaysian counterparts.

Located in China's western mountainous region, Szechuan province was for centuries remote from mainstream Chinese culture, and quite naturally developed its own distinct cuisine. Although Szechuan cuisine uses chilli in much the same way as in other Asian recipes, the province boasts its very own peppercorn that adds a distinctive fiery taste and fragrance to many everyday dishes. With a wide choice of pungent condiments, such as ginger, garlic, onion chilli pepper and the Szechuan peppercorn, close at hand, a master chef can easily create dishes full of depth and flavour. In many Szechuan restaurants, menus will indicate the spiciness or heat of a dish by the number of chillies displayed next to the description of the meal.

Although the majority of Szechuan dishes have a "bite", smoked duck, a non-spicy signature dish, is classic recipe requiring painstaking preparation. The duck is first seasoned with orange peel, cinnamon, parsley and a mix of other spices and condiments. It is then marinated in rice wine, before being smoked over a charcoal fire, which is doused with tea leaves to develop a rich aroma and pleasant smoky taste.

Bamboo shoots and tofu are also common ingredients in Szechuan dishes, which are usually served with thick and flavourful sauces. Szechuan food is usually rich in colour, fragrance and taste, and rarely requires any additional sauces.

1. Chilli Fagara

Hong Kong

Address: Shop E, G/F, 51A Graham Street, Central

Phone: +852 2893 3330

Fax: +852 2893 3320

Opening Hours: Daily: 11:30am - 2:30pm; 5pm - 11:30pm

2. China Land Restaurant


Address: Shop 709-712, Level 7, Grand Century Place, 193 Prince Edward Road West, Mong Kok

Phone: +852 2397 7829

Opening Hours: Mon - Fri : 11am - 11pm

Sat, Sun & PH : 9am - 11pm

New Territories

Address: Shop 1, G/F, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Road, Kwai Fong

Phone: +852 2615 1993

Opening Hours: Mon - Sat : 11am - 11:30pm

Sun & PH: 10am - 11:30pm

3. Tan Yu Tou

Hong Kong

Address: 1/F-3/F, 129-135 Johnston Road, Wan Chai

Phone: +852 2893 9268

Opening Hours: Daily: 7am - 1am


Address: 5/F, One Grand Tower, 639 Nathan Road, Mong Kok

Phone: +852 2381 2000

Opening Hours: Daily 7am - 1am

Address: 2/F, 26 Kimberly Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Phone: +852 8120 0033

Opening Hours: Daily 10am - 1am

Editor : Qin

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