So I'm from Vancouver, Canada - home of numerous Asian restaurants. I eat Asian food all the time but I have to say it's been a long time since I've had Szechuan food this good at such a reasonable price. I really wanted to come here during my stay in Redmond because of the excellent reviews on tripadvisor. I ended up here around 12:45 p.m. on a Friday afternoon. There were only a few free tables so I felt lucky to get one - most of the restaurant was busy and I was pleased to see all different types of people at the tables - lots of Asian folks (always a good sign at an Asian restaurant), some hipsters, some folks eating solo, families and what looked like several groups of co-workers.
My menu was delivered immediately, followed by a thermos (!) of steaming hot tea and a large glass of water. We were off to an excellent start. My hot & sour soup arrived shortly thereafter. Yummy. I perused the menu for quite a while as I was having all sorts of trouble making up my mind. I finally decided on the pickled vegetables with pork - a dish I've always been curious to try but have never had before. I chose fried rice over steamed. My food arrived very quickly and smelled delicious. And it was delicious! It was spicy and full of flavour - I could see what looked like slices of bird's eye chili mixed in with the meat and vegetables. It was a large enough portion that I was able to take some back to the hotel to heat up for a midnight snack. Even though I put the takeaway container in the trunk of the car, it still smelled up the whole vehicle with stinky deliciousness (a sure sign of good Szechuan food, in my opinion). And, the meal came to less than $9 including tax (lunch special pricing). Awesome. I wish this place was in my neighbourhood.
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