I’ve always thought with the greater number of Chinese moving to the area that we’re over due for more authentic Chinese restaurants. Red Sichuan opened on 8 November and is a new restaurant in the Cabramatta area. It’s going down the Holy Basil path of offering good service in an upmarket surrounding – at a premium price. Tonight, it seems to have attracted their target audience of young, hip, second generation Asian-Australians.
You could taste the sichuan spices including the killer pepper on the hot side of the hotpot. The milder side comes already with mushroom, shallot and spring onion, it’s sweet and flavoursome.
The cucumber side salad was super crunchy which I love, while nice, it didn’t have the full Sichuan flavours I’m used to.
The wonton, beef balls and sliced beef came out a little frozen, you can see the ice on the wonton above. The vegetables were fresh as was the wonderfullly silky and substantial fresh tofu.
It will be interesting to see how the locals take to an upmarket Sichuan hotpot restaurant.
47-49 Canley Vale Rd
Canley Vale NSW 2166
02 9723 9992
finally back hahaa…
this place reminds me of my 19th .. haha red chilli sc. at dixon street.
yum for dumplings!!
Welcome back Dolly, wondering where you've been!
Cool! I only had this for the first time recently and really did not like it but I think it was the restaurant, not the hot pot itself.
I tried out this place recently too. The food was ok, though it was disappointing to discover some of the boiled pork and chive dumplings were still cold in the middle. =S
Yeah, it takes more than just hot water and spices for a good hot pot place