We were looking to eat something different and to utilise the Entertainment book while also dining a little later in the city so I could get some shopping done. We booked an 8:30pm table for four at the Red Chilli Sichuan restaurant when it satisfied all of our criteria.
Boiled bun stuffed with juicy pork (4 per serve $8.00) – there was no soup inside and all the juices had overflowed onto the cabbage leaf, it was still ok but not worth the money.
Salt and pepper pork ribs ($18.60) – I have ordered this dish from a lot of places and when I took a bite, I did not expect this to be as spicy as it was and I had to have it with a lot of rice.
Stir fried scallops with mixed vegetables ($24.00) – very light but flavoursome and I was surprised to see black fungus in the mix. The vegetables were cooked very well and they weren’t skimpy with the amount of scallops.
Stir fried green beans with pork mince ($14.50) – I thought this dish was too salty and when I came back to it after eating something else, I knew it was WAYYYY too salty.
Sichuan style tea smoked duck (half $19.50) – I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of the tea smoked flavour that was in the duck and it was really nice but very boney and slightly too salty.
I had to get the attention of the waiter multiple times to constantly fill up our tea pot as I found the food overall to be too salty. Even though they had some dishes that you wouldn’t usually see in a Chinese restaurant in Canberra, I don’t think I would come back here because of how overly salty the food was and if I did, it wouldn’t be these dishes.
Venue: Red Chilli Sichuan restaurant
Address: 75-89 Alinga St, Civic
Phone: (02) 6248 6288
Entertainment card: Yes, don’t forget the voucher!