Amazy Chinese Takeaway

A country the size of China has numerous dialects and numerous types of cuisines.  Over here in Perth, most of our Chinese restaurants are Cantonese.  Luckily for us, I believe that is the best one as the flavours are quite balanced.

Before we visited Amazy, we perused its menu and concluded it served Sichuan style Chinese food.  Sichuan food is famous for its chilli hot cuisine, usually served with the tongue numbing Sichuan peppercorn.

Looking forward to trying something new, we eagerly headed to Amazy.

The place is quite small with seating for about 20 at most, but take-away is available.  Have cash in hand as there are not electronic fund transfer facilities.  We decided to order some dumplings in chilli oil, Sichuan chicken and Dan Dan noodles.

We were told that they did not have enough dumplings so we switched the dish for some fried chicken wings.  These wings came out heavily dusted in what looked like five spice powder.  However the wings were under-seasoned and the whatever the spice powder was didn’t enhance the taste.

Amazy Chinese Takeaway - Sichuan Chicken

Amazy Chinese Takeaway – Sichuan Chicken

Our Sichuan Chicken soon arrived and it was spicy and within an instant our tongues were numb.  The chicken has been chopped randomly, bones and all, so watch out for sharp bones.  The potato disks were tasty, having absorbed the chicken and spices.

For some reason our Dan Dan noodles came much later in the meal.  What disturbed me was that I saw a staff member take a bowl out of the fridge, microwaved it and took it back to the kitchen to dress it with something, possibly chilli oil.  The noodles were quite cool and I ended up not eating much of it at all.  Of what I did taste, it was not too bad but under seasoned.  Having a quick look through the Internet, there is nothing to suggest these noodles are traditionally served cold.

Overall, the Sichuan chicken was OK but it looks like Sichuan style food does not suit my palate.  I did have Sichuan a few months ago at Dainty Sichuan in Melbourne and that didn’t wow me too.  Coupled with what I saw with the Dan dan noodles, I don’t believe I will be back.

 

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2 thoughts on “Amazy Chinese Takeaway

  1. Dear sir/madam,

    Thank you very much for your review, we deeply appreciated it.

    About the bowl you saw us microwaved and took it back to the kitchen, it was the pork mince. It is necessary to let our seasoned pork mince stay in the fridge for around 12 hours before we use, to give us the best taste. :-)

    For the DanDan noodles, in SiChuan we have both cold (dry) and hot (soup). But unlike the cold noodles in Japanese style, a cold DanDan noodles in SiChuan is not really ‘cold’, it is around 30 degrees as we are not rapid cooling the noodle by ice water, we cold it by water under room temperature, and for 2 reasons:
    - Enhance the flavor
    - Better mouthfeel
    (another reason we do not pan fry our pork mince as we want to minimize the temperature difference between the noodles and the pork mince)

    Again, thank you very much for your valuable review, we may update our menu in the future, an extra option for Hot DanDan noodles may appears on our next updated menu.

    Thank you very much and we hope you will love SiChuan dishes in future :-)

    Amazy

    • Thanks heaps for the clarification. I’ve had cold noodles before suspected something similar. It’s good to have authentic cuisine in Perth. Thanks again for taking time to reply.

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