Please note that Sichuan-Folk accepts cash payment only and that customers reserving through Quandoo are not eligible for the lunch special. Please bear these things in mind when making your reservation, and thank you for your understanding.
You can find the friendly Sichuan Shu Chinese restaurant along Hanbury Street, between Old Spitalfields Market and Brick Lane. It’s a buzzing place to site a restaurant that focuses on spicy Chinese-Sichuan cuisine, what with Banglatown’s best South Asian restaurants just up the road. With over a hundred authentic dishes on offer, this sleek and simple Chinese restaurant in London’s East End attracts a great deal of foot traffic. Enjoy Sichuan Shu's bottomless hotpot for a fixed price, great value lunch specials, or brave the typically fiery a la carte menu.
Spitalfields locals with a penchant for Sichuan cuisine know that for well under a tenner they can bag a lunch special at one of East London’s most dedicated Chinese restaurants, Sichuan Shu. Each dish comes with the soup of the day, and each is probably a spicy little number. Hot picks include Sichuan Shu’s special twice-cooked pork with rice or the preserved pork with black bean sauce, the ma-po tofu with minced pork and rice or the Sichuan-style beef curry. Real regional delicacies include the dry-fried pig’s intestines or the sliced tripe with hot peppers. If you’re looking for something a little less porky, a little more from greener pastures, you might want to opt for the braised aubergine with soy sauce or the curious stir-fried loofah (sea sponge) with rice.
The a la carte menu at Sichuan Shu Chinese Restaurant is formidably long. There are over a hundred dishes to choose from, each being a great representative of the precise focus of what this East London restaurant brings to bear on Chinese-Sichuan cuisine. Sichuan Shu’s most popular starters are the signature dim sum with just vegetables or pork and vegetables. The cloud ear fungus with coriander is another, more outre entree that comes highly recommended. A good option if you’re sharing a meal around the lazy susan is to go for the Sichuan Shu appetiser platter loaded up with the chef’s daily selection of authentic starters. You can get a bottomless, all-you-can-eat hotpot to share, too, for a fixed price per person. Seafood, vegetables, delicately marbled and marinated meats combine in a characteristically spicy broth for a social Sichuan cuisine experience. This Spitalfields Chinese restaurant’s Hanbury Street premises pack out, so book in advance.
The food was quite good. There was a nice range of traditional food and proper seasoning. There was a good range of food, if you aren’t vegetarian. Very good service.
Food as always is authentic and tasty. The service is as ever inconsistent but I always come away happy. Definitely would recommend the hot pot if you have time.
_Very_ tasty sichuan food. No complaints about the service. Prices also are reasonable (£8-£15 depending on the size of the dish). We got 5 rices, 4 mains and 1 appetizer for 5 people and ended up just paying £11.86 each.