Gold Stone in Providence on Allens Ave.
Good Chinese food is hard to find in Rhode Island. This place looks like your standard divey, hole in the wall, pork fried rice, celery in brown sauce, bad American Chinese joint, but they have authentic dishes on the menu. I asked for ma la, and I got ma la. I talked with the owner about food he makes Chinese patrons, and he made me couple of dishes I've never seen anywhere else, which may or may not be on the menu (one had potatoes). It may not hit the heights of the favorite Sichuan places in MA, but it's well worth a try. Unfortunately, the only web presence is one of these lame online menu sites.