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“Too oily. Over cooked food” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Si Wei Mao Cai

Si Wei Mao Cai
33 Mosque Street | Chinatown, Singapore 059511, Singapore
+65 6223 1170
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Ranked #425 of 7,404 Restaurants in Singapore
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Melbourne, Australia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Too oily. Over cooked food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Went after reading raving reviews fr TripAdvisor reviewers. But sadly the food was waaaay too oily, even for szechuan n chengdu food.
The pork was dry n overcooked.
The fish in spicy soup was just unremarkable although spicy.
The fragrant chicken was Ok. But I expected more.
There was no service n the tables were dirty when we were seated down.
I don't think I will be coming bk...
If it was in szechuan or anywhere in China, it'd hv rated v average.

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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Stew dish came in cold ”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Been there a few times for Sichuan food. The Mao Cai was good but other dishes were not as delicious. We ordered stew beef potatoes, one of their signature dishes, and it came in cold on the inside. We requested the waiter to heat it up but the food came back in five minutes and turned out to be very dry. I believed it has been microwaved instead of pan-fried. After this incident I will never patron this place again.

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Pittsburgh
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Best Sichuan food in town!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We had a remarkable and inexpensive meal here. The chilli chicken and the cumin beef were spicy and amazing. The place was also crawling with locals, which is always a good sign.

Highly recommended!

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River Forest, Illoinois
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116 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Absolutely authentic Sichuan cuisine in Singapore”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

This hole-in-the-wall restaurant in Singapore's Chinatown serves authentic Sichuan cuisine. I could have easily been eating in Chengdu. The boiled beef in Chili sauce was very spicy, but not so overwhelming as to unbalance other flavors. The Squid with fresh chili peppers was terrific as well, and the vegetable dish we had of Chinese yams with tree ear mushrooms was a refreshing and unusual antidote to the spices of the other dishes. Service was pleasant, and prices are reasonable. A wonderful experience.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New Delhi, India
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Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Authentic spicy awesome ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013 via mobile

Hole in the wall with the most authentic spice schiuan food i have ever had ! Highly recommended - Must visit on a chinatown trip !

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