Chili Pepper House
Chili Pepper House is a small restaurant located on the corner of Kingsway and Rupert Street that specializes in Indian style Chinese food. I’ve had take-out from here a few times in the past but I can’t remember why I don’t frequent it more often.
The chicken satay is much larger than I’m used to for satay… these were really big, thick skewers of chicken (more like a kabob). The sauce was more liquidy than I was expected but I liked it because it went well with the thicker pieces of meat.
The spicy green beans were nice and crunchy.
I really liked the Manchurian Seafood Chow Mein (it has shrimp, scallops and squid). It’s not an overly spicy dish so it helps to dampen some of the heat from the other dishes.
Mongolian chicken, on the other hand, is pretty spicy… especially if you eat the little red hot chili peppers (yeah, I don’t know what I was thinking). The boneless chicken is deep fried which gives it the crispy texture and the sauce is also slightly sweet.
I also really liked the Shrimp and Eggplant in Curry Sauce. The curry sauce wasn’t too spicy and the eggplant was cooked just right… not too mushy.
If you’re looking for spicy food and something a little different than regular Chinese food, you should try this place out. The service was pretty good too. They said the Mongolian Chicken wasn’t something that they normally serve (even though it’s on the menu that I saw) but they said they could make it for us.
Note: They don’t serve pork (which might be surprising because Chinese people love their pork).
Food: 4 / 5
Service: 4 / 5