A divorce within the Szechuan City family has brought down an empire, further evidence on why to avoid marriage.
Once a booming franchise with four locations, Szechuan City has been dismantled because the couple who owned the restaurant chain divorced and split the business. The divorce also caused the adjectives "good" and "tasty" to separate from this review.
The first time I came here was two years ago, against the advice of all my friends after they experienced something that wasn't to great. One of my friends even imposed a lifetime ban on the place, something I was even thinking about after eating this crap (who am I kidding).
Apart from cold prawns with cocktail sauce, the buffet was garbage. Most of the hot entrees were cold, and the sweet and sour pork was sustaining its heat by swimming in a hot tub of it's own juices.
Pictured above is a very old deep fried pork chop with some sort of custard cheese icing, dried up chicken legs, and sauteed prawns that have been cooked with all the flavor attached to the outside of the shell.
I wasn't shocked to discover they also cheap out on the spring rolls, offering some sort of mini roll that was undercooked and filled with mushy cabbage. The deep fried yams were old and they didn't replace the sesame balls once! Oh but wait, they have onion rings.
The chow mein was greasy and palatable. It seemed to be one of the few items that was replaced, while the fried rice was turning crusty.
The strength of Szechuan City remains it's self serve options such as fountain drinks, slushees and coffee machines; but how much longer can this place salvage itself without decent food?
At least the fat man was happy with his prawns, as Frank looks out the window for a better tomorrow.