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Sichuan-Folk Chinese Restaurant
32 Hanbury StreetShadwellLondonE1 6QR
Had the hot pot, 21.5 quid per person, can have as much as you want. The hot pot was nice, had pretty much everything you'd normally expect :)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
Maybe closer to 3.5 stars - I'd have to go back and give it another whirl.
I had the dumplings to start but they were a bit mushy and the flavour was good but maybe just not as strong as I would like. Then I had the spicy dry chicken (with bones) which was also pretty good but they over-fried the chicken a bit and it was just a real pita to eat given all the bones. Some fault goes to me...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