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Sichuan-Folk Chinese Restaurant
32 Hanbury StreetShadwellLondonE1 6QR
I wanted to do a Chinese New Year dinner gathering with friends, and this place came up as one of the few restaurants in London where you can do hot pot. Who knew there were such limited options? When I tried booking online, I could only do it for a maximum party size of 6, but I followed up with the restaurant to extend the reservation for 10 people. They also have this strange policy where...more
Came here in search of the numbing pepper and spicy food. Left feeling like ate so much oil and salt.
Here is what we ordered:
Dumpings - pretty good, could be served at a higher temperature.
Smacked cucumber - delicious peanut sauce
Twice cooked pork - came with 4 baos (steamed buns), tasty but soo OILY
Spare ribs - fried in a batter and tasty - but make sure you have water or beer to wash...more
My review here has to reinforce Uli's sound judgement written below.
This is a Chinese place that reflects the flavours of traditional Sichuan cuisine. Surrounded by ridiculous hipster vintage clothing shops bordering Shoreditch / Liverpool Street it's certainly less in your face unlike other places nearby which adds to its charm.
If you are going in without a Chinese speaker that's fine...more
I have had Sichuan Folk three times now and I will safely say that it is the best Chinese food I have ever eaten. They have some pretty exotic things on the menu, but the twice cooked pork and everything I've ever had with the lip-tingling sauce have been like new experiences.
Maybe there are other spots that are better, but out say 100 Chinese restaurants I have been too in my life, this...more
We found this on Yelp and it's a very decent Chinese restaurant in Spitalfields that favours-as per the name-Sichuan cuisine over the far more staple Cantonese. I was therefore intrigued to try it as Sichuan is far more prevalent over the pond. The scene from "Beetlejuice" came to mind as I entered where the lady, having moved to the sticks Upstate, remarks when picking at her Chinese...more