Ba Su Schezuan Cuisine - Crystal Mall Food Court
I go to Crystal Mall alot...as you may have noticed! So much in fact that I'm the duchess (on yelp!) of Crystal Mall! ;) Ba Su is a stall in the Crystal Mall food court that has sparked my curiosity for years, dating back to seventh grade haha!
Ba Su specializes in Schezuan "home style" cuisine. Hey, fun fact of the day: I'm actually half (or is a quarter?) Schezuan! So that day, since it was raining, my grandma suggested we do takeout and we got 2 items to go! Each dish was $5. For pre cooked food, it's pretty decent and tastes like something your grandma would make for you!
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Cumin Beef Brisket $5
I love cumin, so we got an order of the cumin beef brisket! The dish was indeed very heavy on the cumin and spices. The beef brisket was unfortunately, wasn't very tender. For the price we got about 6 pieces of beef brisket.
Braised Pork Hock $5
Wow this thing was pale! Usually chinese pork hock is marinated to take on a deep, brown colour. The paleness was indicative of a lack of flavour. While it was tender and reasonably moist, it was comprised primarily of fat with the only flavour coming from the sauce.