Finally, there is a new chinese restaurant in Kingsford area that serve Szechuan-type foods so I don't have to travel all the way to Hurstville :) Yummy Pepper House is only open a month ago (before Golden Tower) but this place has now become the favourite among the locals in Kingsford and around.
The restaurant have two dining options. They have an all-u-can-eat hotpot or from the al-a-carte sections. Went here last week with my friends, 5 of us and as usual, we are all big eaters and we ordered a loootttt of dishes!
The waitress here can't really speak english so sometimes asking them about a particular dish is not a good idea. You either have to know what you want to order or you bring your chinese-speaking-friend along with you! haha.
So here are the dishes that we ordered.
First Ms.C really likes the Jelly bean noodle salad that is a chinese cold dish consisting of a noodle with jelly texture served with peanut pieces and crushed nuts in chilli oil sauce. For this dish is you either like it or you don't cause it's a noodle dish but it is served cold. Some people may find it weird ;p
|Jelly Bean Noodle $6.50|
This special dish comes in two size. Small $19.80 and Large $29.80. But trust me, the small size can feed 5 people nicely if you order some other foods.
The soup is almost plain in flavour and my friends told me that the soup was not meant to be consume? Im confused ;p
|Seafood, Meat and Vegetables in Special soup $19.80|
|Braised Chicken and Chinese Chestnuts $12.80|
|Beef slices and friends in chilli oil sauce $6.50|
|Lamb Ribs with Chilli Sauce $16.80|
It turns out to be my favourite dish!! The fish slices was silky and flavourful. The preserved vegetables adds a nice tanginess to the overall dish and the soup was just refreshing... So good and I'm so glad Ms.C chose this dish!
|Fish Slices with Preserved Vegetables $18.80|
After that amazing dinner with friends, Bebski and I decided to come back here again to try out their buffet as it is written at the front of the shop, all-u-can-eat hotpot for $22.80 per person. It was a cold friday night and hotpot is just a perfect idea to warm us up!
We enter the place at around 6PM and there were still a number of empty tables waiting for us. As we were seated, they gave us this paper that informed us the $22.80 pp does not include the soup, snacks and sauce!
We decided to still try it anyway. We got the half and half soup for an extra $10 and we then ticked in the box of any meats and veggies that we want. So what the waiter told me to do is to double tick anything that I want extra. So one tick means one serving. Well at least that's what I understand from him ;p
For the sauce, I got the Special sauce with lots of chillies in it and also mashed garlic in sesame oil for $1.50 each sauce.
As we were starving, I ticked almost everything offered on that paper without even considering whether we can finish it all or not hehehe.. I got from beef slices, lamb and pork slices, Beef fillets, mussels, fish fillet, prawns, fish ball, lobster ball, mushrooms, sweet potato noodle, crispy pork belly, sausage, ham and many more!!
We dipped everything in both the soup equally and start eating. I looked around and I realized, this is not how the chinese people eat their hotpot. I saw one guy take a slice of pork, dipped it in the soup until cooked and eat it. Unlike us, putting everything in the pot ;p But who cares, this is what we should do if we only have 1.5 hours to finish everything ;p
The conclusions are:
- If you get the special sauce, don't get the spicy soup because they're pretty much the same. I would recommend to get the chicken soup only cause it is rich in flavour and is very nice to drink for a cold day whereas the spicy soup is full of oil, chilli and szechuan peppercorn pieces which is numbing!
- If you are torn apart between ala carte or hotpot, I'd say ask yourself whether u are too hungry for a buffet, otherwise, choose ala carte cause the foods taste much better and authentic!
Service is good even though they can hardly explain in English but they try and we can grasp what they're trying to say.
No credit card/eftpos accepted so make sure you have enough cash with you! ^^