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disappointing lunch at Grand Szechuan today in EV

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disappointing lunch at Grand Szechuan today in EV

Nehna | Dec 6, 2006 09:27 PM

I used to order out from the one in Chelsea quite often when I lived nearby.

The one in EV I hadnt tried until a few weeks ago and that time it was wonderful.

This time it was comically disappointing. We both had a lunch special. Our soups (egg drop for him / hot and sour for me) were both cold when they came out. Not even what I'd consider 'warm'. The host told us he was sorry and that he'd 'pop them in the microwave' (I guess I should give him credit for honesty)..which he proceeded to do and then forget about.

Our entrees came out and we had to remind him about our soup. No apology, he just left the entrees and went off to find the soups, which came a few minutes later...hot at least. The hot and sour soup wasnt remotely spicy on this occasion (unlike last visit). I only had a spoonful or two of the unappealing soup.

My double cooked pork was fine and was what I had on the previous visit. I think that now, having had a similar dish done much better at New Green Bo, it was less exciting. Husband had the general tso's chicken as he's been craving it. And this was actually done very well....very tender chicken, very thin shell of batter, and suitably spicy.

Took some effort to get a check. The bathroom was very dirty. All in all, I dont think I'll make the effort to wander over again for lunch.

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