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Sichuan Garden

dave19 | | Feb 22, 2008 07:03 PM

This is a new place in Round Rock we went to tonight which just opened today. My wife saw it advertised in the local Chinese language newspaper.

The good: The food was VERY good. We ordered the spicy beef, Ma Po Tofu, and something called Stir-Fried Yellow Eel with Hot Cumin. I enjoy Asia Cafe, but this place's spicy beef and Ma Pa Tofu were much hotter and enjoyable. I have no idea if Asia Cafe has the Eel dish, but that was quite good too. Each dish was ~$10. They have a $5.55 lunch menu too which includes Double Cooked Pork and Ma Pa Tofu.

The bad: We waited over 30 minutes for our meal and there weren't even 10 parties in the restaurant (seats 17). I guess this can be expected on the first day, but still annoying. We also felt the portions were quite small for all the dishes, almost as if they were lunch portions. The bowl the beef dish comes in was over half full of lettuce. You get far more at Asia Cafe or other Sichuan places we've been.

The restaurant itself if fine. Nothing fancy, just a standard place to go eat. It's in the plaza with the McDonalds at the intersection of 620 and 35. Living in Cedar Park, it's far more convenient for us to get takeout at Asia Cafe, but if we're going out for a sitdown dinner, I actually prefer this place to Din Ho now.