JiXiang on Quinpool
I think this is my favourite restaurant foodwise in Halifax, and I would like to know what people have tried here.
I have tried:
Water cooked fish filets
Twice cooked pork
Chicken legs (appetizer)
I thought every dish has been great. I have not eaten a ton of Szechuan food before, so I dont really have much to compare and contrast it to.
The water cooked fish fillets has been my favourite dish so far. This comes in a very large bowl that would probably be enough for 4 people to have a lunch sized meal (with rice). The broth is very spicy, flavourful, and oily. Cumin beef was also excellent, and no dish was in any way dissapointing.
What, no responses to your posting on one of the best restaurants in Halifax?
We were there last Monday night. Everytime we go to JiXiang we forget to record on paper what we ate so here are some taken from the takeout menu and besides the ones you mentioned:
eggs rolls / spring rolls - ho hum
golden dumplings - not an inspiring interior, ho hum
hot & sour soup -very good
western lake beef soup - great
preserved sichuan pickle soup - great
sichuan chili chicken / & the beef - great
gong bao chicken / & the shrimp - great
yuxiang pork - great
cumin beef - very good
dry fried green beans - great
dry fried pork - great
chili squid - great
jin jiang shredded pork - great
hu po bean curd - great
ma po - greatyu xiang eggplant - great
spicy shredded potatoes - great - huge amount
shanghai noodles seafood - great mix
sichuan noods noodles - great
zha zhaing noodles - great
cold sichuan noodle - very good
yang zhou fried rice - very good
moshu pork - very good
the two pig ear dishes (not on the take-away menu) - much better than expected
We're working our way through the menu as you can see.
Lately we've been eating twice a week at 9+Nine. The place is packed with Chinese and we've seen some sumptious banquets in progreess; mind-bending lobster dishes. And note all, the eggroll is alive and well in Halifax. They call it meat & vegetable roll on the menu but order as eggroll. Try a bit of their tableside chili sauce on it. The inside is very moist almost wet and remind me for some reason of the world-famous juice-filled dumplings at Joe's Shanghai in NYC. Check 9+9 too.