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Grand Sichuan - Chinatown Branch Review

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Grand Sichuan - Chinatown Branch Review

Lau | Jan 16, 2006 12:21 AM

Okay, I posted earlier asking home GS was in Ctown. I went there tonight and here is what I think. The normal dishes there are worse than the other GSIs. The reason to go to GS in ctown is if you want ho guo (hot pot). They basically offer hot pot that is real (i.e. they have two brothes: one hot with peppers and one with a mild chicken broth). This is similar to the food in China, I have eaten in Chengdu in Sichuan, China and they serve it very similar.

That being said, it is nowhere near as good as China (obviously). I believe in my last post, Mike Lee posted that they do not use enough Hua Jiao (pepper corn, it gives you that numbing feeling hence the "ma la" that is always associated with Sichuan) and that is true, they definately could use more at this branch. I do like the other branches, but end of the day the food in LA or Flushing is better...period end of story.

My final critique is that GS - Ctown is pretty good not great. Though it is very nice to have a real ho guo place in city that is not nearly as far as Queens or going home to LA.

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