Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sichuan Restaurant: Hotpot

Location: 65-67 Carrington Road, Box Hill
Cuisine: Chinese, Hotpot

There are quite a few hotpot places in Box Hill, Sichuan Restaurant is one I frequent the least, but ventured there for all-you-can-eat hotpot for a birthday.

For $25, you have pretty much unlimited amounts of food - you just keep ordering and the waiters will bring in the dishes (raw of course). There are also a couple of cooked dishes that count as part of it, including some type of jelly noodle, wontons and other somewhat strange dishes.

We ordered a double flavoured pot for nine of us (one side normal broth, one side loaded with fat red chillies). Service was a little below par when compared with other similar places but we pretty much got what we asked for so there were no dramas there.

They did try to charge us for an extra bottle of beer when we had kept tabs on how many had been ordered. After some negotiation they were more than happy to take the amount off the bill. It was disappointing that tea, a staple at most Chinese restaurants, cost $1.50 per person.

I think I have a preference for Beijing Hotpot and Dumpling Cafe or Little Lamb when it comes to hotpot. I should probably go back to them at some point and get some photos!

Overall Impression: 7.5/10
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