Where did I eat?
Szechuan Cuisine at 6408 Kingsway in Burnaby.
What do they specialize in?
Szechuan style Chinese food.
What was the vibe?
Small, random, banquet-style dining room.
What did I eat?
I was invited to a special tasting for Chopstick Fest.
- I normally love noodles, but I hated this dish.
- The noodles had no flavour on their own and a gross hard plastic texture to them.
Free Range Chicken with Chili
- I didn’t care for this dish because I don’t generally like the texture of cold chicken.
- The chicken was not very meaty and was not worth the effort of eating around the bone
Sautéed Pork with Chili Pepper
- The pork slices were tender and plentiful.
- This dish had a moderate amount of spice from the chilis, but it wasn’t too overwhelming.
Grilled Lamb with Cumin
- Cumin is one of my favourite spices and I loved the strong flavour in this dish.
- The lamb meat was very tender and it reminded me of the skewers you get at the night market.
Seaweed Spare Rib Soup
- This soup was fine, however, it wasn’t flavourful or exciting enough for me to want to order it on my own as it was mostly just broth.
Kung Pao Chicken
- I love that the kung pao chicken here was kicked up a notch and had a good amount of spice to it because it made it so much more flavourful and fun to eat compared to the more standard version.
Braised Fish with Hot Sauce
- This was the spiciest dish of the night and not for the faint of heart.
- The fish was good with a buttery texture, but I found it hard to eat because I kept getting bones.
I love spicy food and appreciated that everything here is super flavourful. As a whole there were a few misses, but most of the food was good.