Saturday, 21 August 2010
Bashuge Traditional Szechuan Restaurant @ Carnegie
Looking like the glamourous sister sitting next to the very popular Auntie's Dumplings is Bashuge Traditional Szechuan Restaurant...
I've been there twice so far... and both times, I've eaten way more than I should (the servings here are HUGE!)
I'm not sure that it would cater for those with Western taste buds... most of the foods served are an acquired taste and caters for those craving RED HOT SPICE and interesting delicacies...
I say this only because, when Cousin A and I first went, we saw a group of Western ladies (mature) who had prior to entering made a booking. Upon sitting down and reviewing the menu, they apologised profusely and got up and left... some saying they would go to Paradai II further up the road...
We looked on, totally amused by this turn of events... and I cheerily thought, "Well more for me!"
Bashuge's version of Chinese tea (I would recommend getting ice cold bottled drinks)...
Curious Szechuan burgers... which was pretty much spicy chicken, mushroom, capsicum served with buns (poppy seeds and sesame seeds) and lettuce leaves...
The second time we went, we had more people along, so we ordered a serve of MaPo tofu which was slightly more watery than what we are used to... so not a recommended dish...
Both times, we ordered these last two dishes... this stir fried pork belly (1 chilli rating) is beautifully cooked... and delicious!
And of course, when one does Szechuan, one has to have a hot pot of stew (2 chilli rating)... this was a spicy fish stew served with glass noodles and bean sprouts
Look at how big the servings are! That fish stew took up half a table!
If you are chilled to the bone this winter, I'd say pop by for a try.. I still want to try their spicy deep fried pork intestines... (Told you, acquired tastes =P)
*Disclaimer: All food ratings are purely based on my own experiences and how I feel about the service, food and quality
Food/ Cuisine: Chinese
Dining Style: Restaurant
Overall Food Rating (Based on the Dining style): 7/10
Restaurant ambiance: 7/10
Service/ Attitude: 7/10
Value for money: 8/10 (I only remembered the price of the fish stew.. for that humongous pot, we paid $23 only)
74 Koornang Road
Carnegie VIC 3163
Tel:(03) 9568 8687
Bashuge is open
Monday - Sunday 5.30pm - 10.00pm
How to get there:
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