Chowhound Presents: Table Talk with Lidia Bastianich Chef, Author, Owner of Felidia

Restaurants & Bars

Outer Boroughs

Spicy & Tasty: tasty, but not so spicy?

Share:

Restaurants & Bars 13

Spicy & Tasty: tasty, but not so spicy?

hungry_united | Apr 5, 2008 02:15 PM

Some friends and I finally made our first trip to Spicy & Tasty in Flushing... We had a great time and thought the food was incredibly tasty but ultimately not so spicy. We were expecting tongue-numbing heat, but that was only the case for one or two dishes (and it still didn't match the spiciness we've enjoyed at times at Sripraphai -- though it's obviously a different cuisine!) I figure it's either because we didn't order enough of the right things or because they assumed we (8 white folks and 2 Indians) couldn't handle true Sichuan heat...
We ordered: enhanced pork, cold tofu and celery, tea-smoked duck, jelly chengdu style, cold sesame noodle, double-cooked pork, homestyle bean curd, dan dan noodles, wontons in hot oil, shredded lamb in fresh hot pepper, tilapia and green hot pepper in black bean sauce, drycooked string beans, eggplant with garlic sauce, and scallion and egg fried rice.
Any advice about what we ought to have ordered in order to experience the legendary burn? We are not afraid of pain.

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Feedback