Dainty Sichuan

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Dainty Sichuan Article Lead - narrow 

176 Toorak Road South Yarra, VIC 3141

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Opening hours Mon & Wed-Fri 11.30am-2.30pm,Sat-Sun noon-2.30pm,Sun-Mon & Wed-Thurs 4.30pm-9.30pm,Fri-Sat 4.30pm-10pm
Features BYO, Vegetarian friendly, Groups
Prices Moderate (mains $20-$40)
Payments eftpos
Phone 03 9078 1686

Endorsements from Momofuku's David Chang and Anthony Bourdain have given Dainty Sichuan cult status. Sichuan expats can't get enough, either. On hot-plate tables downstairs, broths spiked with chillies and Sichuan pepper bubble away. Choose from more than 70 ingredients (wagyu, tripe, quail eggs) to dunk, poach, dip and chomp. Or flick through the vast visual menu of salads, stir-fries and stews, all chilli-rated. Food comes fresh, fast and furious. Highlights include fragrant, searing Chongqing chicken, tender cumin-spiced lamb and fluffy-on-the-inside eggplant chips.