I was in Ditchmond yet again with Mrs. C, and she suggested GS. This place used to be the old Knight & Day location. I still miss their prime rib, but I digress.
The ambiance was pretty good in this place. We were seated right away in a very comfortable booth, but as the previous reviewer mentioned they don't do English here. Luckily Mrs. C spoke Mandarin to them (one of her many talents), but I don't speak that dialect. Interpreting my silence as stupidity, the server asked me in pidgin English: "You want ice water; want fork"? I gave him the death stare, said 'no', and he slunk away. I should mention that the other server who waited on us was friendly and efficient.
Despite that incident, the meal was good. We had lamb with cumin, fried eggplant with garlic and chilies, and some steamed rice. I wish we had ordered more. Szechuan food can be spicy, but our dishes were a little on the mild side. Next time I will ask to make them hotter.
Recommended for the tolerant among you.
Tried here on recommendation. A little English would help but by the looks of the cleintelle, it can be asian and get by right now.Very good quality if you enjoy this kind of cuisine. Seems very good, not fatty and had very good value's worth.
Started with a very good Hot & Sour soup.
Had their special cold chicken. A similarity to Hoi Nam with hot mild hot sauce and peanuts. Twice cooked pork,with green onions, quite tasty, beef and steamed broccoli, which was very good and a buddahs feast vegitarian dish with tofu and mushrooms. We completed with an eggplant szechwaun style dish. All was very tasty with no complaints. It looks as if the folks that enjoy that type of food really did. Very good food but not my personal fav. Better than the fancy Big T Malaysion on Hazelbridge and Cambie.. Solid fresh food quality here.
Ordered chicken, fish, and frog - bill was $200. They charged $5 for tea, $6 for rice for one, $25 for the chicken, $60 for the fish, and $90 for the frog. The fish and frog menu price was "market price", but didn't think it would be that much. Only 3 of us eating, the fish and chicken good, but the frog wasn't fresh it was frozen - told them we didn't like the frog after one bite before we even knew how much they were charging us, they wouldn't even cook us something else to replace it, they just re-cooked the frog with tofu and gave it back to us. Any respectable restaurant brings the fresh item out to the table to show us how much it weights and to tell us how much per pound, but they didn't so we got tricked. Even after complaining they didn't offer anything - no discount, no free dessert, not even free tea!
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