The Global Table: With chef who cooked for China's top leaders, Sichuan Chili sizzles in Cincinnati

EVENDALE, Ohio - Each Thursday, our "Global Table" column explores the international side of Greater Cincinnati dining. Follow WCPO contributor, Grace Yek, as she talks to the chefs and owners of these dining spots about their food, culture and journey to the Tri-State.

There's a place in Evendale that can put a little pep in your step if you feel your restaurant mainstays are getting a little stale. Pull up a chair at Sichuan Chili, and you’ll likely get a jumpstart to remember.

The food here is unapologetically spicy, and explosively flavorful. Sichuan cuisine, notorious for its liberal use of chili peppers, is proudly served.


The restaurant offers two menus: Authentic and “regular.”  Unless you’re feeling particularly fragile, bypass the “regular” menu, and make a beeline for the authentic one.

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