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Szechuan Gourmet

Miss Needle | | Jan 29, 2009 11:10 AM

I was there last night for dinner. I've only done take-out there a few times since the Times review came out but haven't been there for dinner since then. Holy crap! We got there around 7:15 and the place was packed and had to wait a bit. Was really surprised for a Wednesday night. Guess the review brought them a lot of business. Good for them.

We ended up sitting on some clearly makeshift tables and chairs (they were folding) that were placed in the middle of the room. It was pretty tight in there. Luckily the food hasn't gone downhill. We ordered the ox tongue and tripe in chili sauce, whole fish in miso chili and the cumin lamb. With such a cold, damp dreary day like yesterday, I was in the mood for some spice but had to keep it on the mild side as DH can't really eat the four chili pepper stuff. Everything was delicious. DH never had the cumin lamb before and really enjoyed it. He loved the crispy texture and thought the spice level was perfect.