Garlic & Chili Restaurant
A few months back I heard about a good Chinese restaurant in Burnaby. Lunch plans were made. We anticipated deliciousness. To our surprise, a new restaurant had replaced it. The sign read Garlic & Chili. Jacky the Macanese Chilehead tells me its Szechuan. This has to be a good thing.
Turns out, after many, many visits, to have been a great thing.
The obligatory Hot & Sour Soup. Really well made…some good punch.
The Spicy Chile & Garlic Wontons. Tender pork dumplings drenched in goodness.
Save the sauce for the Shanghai Noodles:
The Ginger Beef is tasty but quite a bit overdone.
The centerpiece of the meal is the Singing Chicken Hot Pot. The dish was literally spitting when it hit the table. Some serious wok hay.
Singapore Fried Noodles. Some more good heat but with a curry hit.
The Mongolian Beef.
So far, Garlic & Chili has remained a bit of a secret. It’s a spotless, tiny Mom & Pop operation with exceptional food. The portions are generous and the chef is a serious heat-freak. Giggity.