Last night 11 of us went to Sichuan Gourmet in Framingham. None of us had been before. We found everything to be very fresh and tasty. We were expecting many of the dishes to be spicer but most of us are not the norm and like things REALLY hot. Some added chili sauce did the trick. We had a few with us who were a bit less adventurous so we got a few "americanized" type things too.
Here is what we got:
Hot and Sour Soup - Different then most, more of a chili oil/vinagar taste.
Apps: Crab Rangoon, Scallion Pancake, Peking Ravioli, Chengdu Spicy Dumplings, Dan Dan Noodles, Sichuan Cold Noodles.
My fav was the dan dan noodles, very tasty. The chengdu dumplings were good too but a bit light on the filling.
Tangerine Jumbo shrimp, - Very nice.
Scallops with black pepper sauce, - Nice big sea scallops cooked perfect.
Fresh whole fish with Sichuan chili bean sauce, - mmmmm
Cumin Flavored dry beef w/ chili sauce, - Very interesting/ nice!
Smoky hot shredded chicken w/ Cayenne, - Very good dish.
General Tso's Chicken,
Chicken w/ cashews - hot,
Beef Lo Mein,
Chicken Pan fried noodles, - Good but I like the cantonese versions better.
Tea smokey flavored duck, - Nice size dish, interesting but sort of boring.
Chengdu Hot pot style beef. - Very tasty- hotest dish we got.
Sesame Sweet potato cakes. - We thought these needed sugar or something to make them sweeter but they were good.
Photos to follow soon on my blog http://dimsumtimes.blogspot.com
(The poster formally known as jb)