Review - Grand Sichuan (1049 2nd Ave , 212 355 5855)
Just had an awesome takeout Chinese dinner from the midtown east (2nd ave) location of Grand Sichuan. If you are anywhere near this place you should pop in or get delivery -- the szechuan rocks.
We had the
Gui Zhou Spicy Beef - Very spicy beef flvored with deep fried potatos and scallions. Amazing, but hot of course. I didn't know that potatos were used much in this kind of style of cooking. Maybe its fusion or something. Not goopy or breaded.
Spicy Chicken with Chinese Broccoli - Like a more authentic version of Chicken/Broccoli. There are slices of jalapeno/serrano (?) peppers in here along with scallions and an excellent sauce. Hard to describe, but much more interesting than the usual ubiquitous chicken/broc in garlic sauce at every other chinese place.
Sauteed Diced Lotus Roots with Spicy Black Bean Sauce - Another excellent and unusual dish. I guess I'd compare lotus roots to a cross between carrots and celery in texture. Flavorwise, they had been so impregnated with the black beans it was hard to really pick out their core flavor, but the dish was still fantastic. I wonder if this is vegetarian so my vegan friends could try it.
We also had some pork potstickers to start, but they were a little tough and not as good as the other stuff.
This place rocks. What other things should we try next off their menu?