Thursday, October 15, 2015

Dainty Sichuan Express & Dainty Sichuan Food, MELB

All aboard the spicy express train towards Szechuan, home of the bold, pungent yet fragrant chilli oil and chilli peppers. For those with a low tolerance towards spicy dishes, my advice would be to go slow and steady. Jumping in too quickly can spell disaster if you bite into a pepper or burn your tongue from the chilli's heat.

Dainty Sichuan Express is the city's answer for something quick, affordable and yet deliciously filling. As I enter the premises, amazed I was by how much the scene reminded me of my previous visit to China aka surrounded by mandarin speaking individuals, red decor and busy waiters loudly landing bowls of food on the table. Probably not a place to impress on a first date but definitely worth the experience;)

Stewed pork belly ~ soft pork belly, flavoursome broth and al dante strands of homemade noodles all in a bowl that's garnished with spring onions. A good option for those who prefer non-spicy dishes.

Chongqing spicy noodles~ ordered this as it seemed to be popular amongst the diners. All my fears and doubts were washed away as soon as I slurp up a spoonful of noodles that's drenched in the spicy soup. Not spicy at all but be warned not to push your boundaries by gorging on all the chilli oil. Lovely fragrance that I can't describe at all. My only wish was for some protein in the bowl;/

Dainty Sichuan Noodle Express Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Now if you are looking for something a bit more fancier, perhaps to impress your family or friends, do give the Dainty Sichuan restaurants a try. The dishes are slightly more pricey compared to other restaurants but be assured that you will not be disappointed.

Fish fillets in spicy chilli oil ~ the waiter had kindly ordered for us a smaller portion of this Szechuan speciality (the larger servicing would have been too much for us). Best enjoyed with a steaming bowl of rice, do take time to scoop out all the Szechuan peppers that you may have fished out. The fragrance from the chilli oil concoction had nicely perfumed each piece of fish fillet and boy, was it a joy to finish off.

Straw mushrooms with vegetables ~ this is a simple dish to cool us down a little. Nothing out of the ordinary.

Dainty Sichuan Food Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

 I have enjoyed my experience at Dainty Sichuan immensely despite the iffy service that surfaced from a few waiting staff members. Decently priced for good quality food, be sure to give this a try;)

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