I took my friend from Amsterdam last year to Chuan Xiang Ge in Richmond and he absolutely loved it. He's back this week and specifically wants to go back. But alas, it is closed. I drove by S & W Pepper House today on No.3 Road (my alternate) and it looks like it has a new Chinese name (?changed owners) and I don't want to chance it unless if any hounds can attest that it is still good.
Any other suggestions? We are after the super spicy authentic "ma la" taste (not the Chongqing or Shanghai/Canto style). Preferably in Richmond but Vancouver is fine too.