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Sichuan-Folk Chinese Restaurant
32 Hanbury StreetShadwellLondonE1 6QR
Having booked a table a couple of days before we went meant that I spent the next couple of days literally daydreaming of the food I was about to devour. How could any place live up to my imagination. It did. The waiter gave us some advice on our meal chooses so we swapped some which proved to be a good move. The squid starter was amazing. We ordered quite a bit so I can't remember all the...more
I am always searching for some delicious spicy Sichuan food.
On the night that I came here, the tables were almost completely full!! We could hardly get a seat. They made some room for us thankfully and we didn't really have to wait. When we left, I saw that the place was just totally packed and no available tables at all, so perhaps if you're going you should get a reservation to be...more
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