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Sichuan Soul Food
Looking to sweat some more this summer? Head to legendary Sichuan private kitchen Da Ping Huo (L/G, 49 Hollywood Rd., Central, 2559-1317) for a spicy-hot Sichuan Weekend Brunch that will blow the roof off your mouth. The legendary husband and wife duo who run this underground temple to spicy cuisine need no introduction, and they’re still going strong after two decades with a new weekend brunch promotion to celebrate the restaurant’s 20th anniversary. For $180, feast on a six-course brunch set which includes signature diner favorites such as hot and sour glass noodles, cold chicken, roast beef, stirfried cabbage, unlimited orders of dandan noodles, and tofu pudding with snow fungus for dessert. While the cold noodles and chicken pack on the tongue-numbing heat, you can revive your taste buds with the milder stir-fried cabbage and dandan noodles, swimming in a sesame broth with a sprinkling of green onions and crunchy peanuts to top off the bowl. For a start to your weekend, Da Ping Huo’s brunch will invigorate your palate—although be prepared to drink copious amounts of sour plum juice on the side to keep your mouth in check.