SZECHUAN DELICIOUS RESTAURANT
Head to the Time Square strip mall for some of Richmond’s spiciest food: The liberal use of Szechuan peppercorns gives most dishes a mouth-numbing heat, dubbed ma la in Mandarin.
Prestige Jewellery’s big blue revolving sign.
Sliced fish poached with chili oil, dried chilies and pepper; it comes to the table still bubbling. The courageous (read: foolhardy) should try the dan dan noodles, but beware – the dish goes from mild to wild when you mix the noodles into the spicy broth. Have a glass of soy milk at the ready.
This space serves as an incubator for many of Richmond’s budding Chinese restaurants, hence the dumpling station by the front windows, where chefs test the brothy waters and find their footing in the local culinary community.
Any time except from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., when the place regroups between services. Arrive early for dinner: A line starts forming as soon as they reopen. Closed on Tuesdays.
SZECHUAN DELICIOUS R ESTAURANT 6610 N O. 3 R D. , 604 - 276 -1780