Category Archives: Szechuan

Grand Chinese Restaurant: Soupy Pork Dumplings

Grand Chinese Restaurant (such a typical name for a Chinese restaurant) is a newish restaurant that opened up near Brentwood in a small strip mall. We stopped by on Christmas eve because we were in the neighbourhood and quite enjoyed the food here.
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On On Wonton House: Pork Chop with Black Pepper Sauce

On the search for Sunday eats, we found ourselves at On On Wonton House located at 5640 Kingsway. I’m fairly certain that this used to be the location of Mr Ho’s Wonton House (which has since moved a bit further east on Kingsway a number of years ago). We were a bit hesitant since this place was dead at 11am but figured we might as well try them out.
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Myst Asian Fusion: Mixed Feelings

Earlier this year, a new restaurant opened up on the former grounds of Lester’s Family Amusement Centre and right next door to Szechuan Cuisine. The restaurant looks all shiny and modern with large tv screens on one wall.
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Szechuan Cuisine – Slow and Inattentive Service

Szechuan Cuisine opened up last November in the old spot that was once occupied by Lester’s Family Amusement Centre. I’ve been meaning to try it for a while but was always confused on when they were open.
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Szechuan House Restaurant

After having Szechuan food at Highgate Chinese Restaurant a few weeks earlier, I was back in the mood for some more Szechuan cuisine so I dropped by Szechuan House Restaurant on Imperial for some take-out. Read the rest of this entry

Highgate Chinese Restaurant – Not Your Typical Westernized Chinese Food

Highgate Chinese Restaurant is located kitty corner to Highgate Mall and in the old Dai Sushi location.  The restaurant seems fairly clean with black furniture accented with punches of red and c-pop music videos playing karaoke-style on a flat screen tv.

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Chongqing Restaurant – Lunch Specials

Some people might complain that the food at Chongqing Restaurant is very westernized but I figure if the food tastes good… does it really matter?  The last time we visited the new Chongqing Restaurant on Kingsway, we were pleasantly pleased that the music that they were playing was from the eighties.  This time around, the music was a mix of new and old but pretty much the same kind of music that we normally listen to (anyone remember Way Back into Love from the Music and Lyrics movie?). Read the rest of this entry

Szechuan Chongqing (Broadway) – 30th Anniversary AYCE Tasting Menu

I’m a little confused that Szechuan Chongqing is having a “30th Anniversary” considering their website says that they opened in 1983.  Perhaps it has to do with the Chinese tradition of starting the birthday age count at one instead of zero (a newborn is said to start at 1 year old). Read the rest of this entry

Szechuan Chongqing Restaurant (Burnaby)

Imagine our surprise when we were driving along Kingsway a while ago and noticed that they opened up a Szechuan Chongqing Restaurant on the corner of Nelson and Kingsway.  A sister restaurant to the Szechuan Chongqing locations on Commercial Drive and the one on Robson Street, this particular location is rather tiny (serving as various bubble tea joints, chinese restaurants and a Brownie’s Fried Chicken in the past). Read the rest of this entry