Lately, I’ve been into Sichuan cuisine and after hearing good things about Red Chilli, I couldn’t wait to try it out when I was in Leeds. Thankfully, they are open till late as by the time we arrived from London for dinner, it was more like 9.30pm!
Straight onto a table and after some quick discussions, our choices were made.
东坡烤肉 Poet Dungbo Braised Belly Pork £7.50
Succulent and tasty, this was good.
水煮豆腐 Spicy Hot Poached Beancurd £7.50
Pork Balls and Molly Soup Base Clay Pot £7.50
This was ordinary, apparently we ordered the wrong dish from what we originally wanted.
Stir Fried Eel with Hot Chilli £10
I quite like this. The texture of the eel is crunchy and soft at the same time.
Beijing Roast Duck £25 (whole)
Finally, our roast duck came. This was served to us and we were all digging in. Crispy skin with juicy duck meat went down very well. We basically ate it on its own. There was also another plate with thinner slices which were served with pancakes with DIY wrapping.
We got the option of duck soup which is nothing to shout about.
Beijing Dumplings £4.50
Stuffed with minced pork, prawn and vegetable and served with a vinegar and garlic dip. This was stated on the menu as being handmade. For the price, you get a set of 8. It wasn’t very memorable.
I left a tad disappointed as I was looking forward to some spicy fieriness which was sorely missing. It seems that is the case for other regulars who come. Sometimes you get the chillis and sometimes you don’t. In this case, we lost out. It was still a good meal and better than other places that I have been if you are seeking some Chinese food. Hopefully I get chilli lucky the next time.