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Szechuan Gourmet 98th opening

strangemd | May 22, 2014 07:14 AM

So, for those still looking for decent Chinese food on the UWS, there's another entry. Szechuan Gourmet 98 just opened yesterday, and on a minimal one-person sampling it was quite decent. the dan dan noodles had a good burn, and lovely after-tingle, with no peanut butter contamination. I followed this with their "spiciest" (3 pepper rating) dish, fish filet with fresh pepper. The filets were tender, perfectly cooked, and well spiced with several colors of fresh peppers, served on a generous bed of baby bok choy. On opening night, the place was mostly full of Chinese families, perhaps friends of the owners, and the service was quite attentive, with the manager coming over to ask me how I liked the dish and whether it was spiced to my liking. No booze yet, but coming. This place is actually in my building, so I could eat there in pjs. I'm not sure what the relationship is with the Szechuan Gourmet on 105th, but the menu is similar without being identical. In any case, an excellent addition to the neighborhood.

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