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Szechuan Home @Union City-another review

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Szechuan Home @Union City-another review

Han Lukito | Jun 2, 2002 05:18 PM

Another positive review for this restaurant

Szechuan Home is quite roomy and the waiters are polite and speak some english. I was given an English menu that contains the standard chinese dishes and another menu all in chinese. Armed with knowledge that this is a branch of House of Yu Rong that received good reviews, I carried my translated chinese menu and also notes from Charlie T.

First was the "water boiled pork" (shui zhu rou pian). Thin slices of pork marinated in reddish sauces. I tasted slightly sweet and salty along with a nice texture. The meat provided slight resistance. Very good.

Next, "fu qi fei pian" is an oily mixture of beef slices, cilantro and celery. It is almost like a soup - the sauce is redish in color, slightly sweet. Since I ordered them mild, I was spared from the intense heat. But still very delicious.

Qing jiao tu dou si ("green pepper earth bean thread") is actually julienned chayotes sauteed with bits of jalapenos. It's a simple dish. It's OK IMO.

Xiang you chun sun ("fragrant oil spring bamboo shoot") is a thin young bamboo shoots. Almost noodle like. It is marinated in slightly sour sauce. It's OK also.

Dessert was sticky rice dotted with raisins and red candied fruit bits in a slightly sweet clear sauce. It was OK.

The other two dishes that my friends ordered were not memorable. They were spinach soup with tofu and green onion pancake. Since they are not chowhounds, their transgressions are forgiven.

I rated my experience as 7 out of 10 for this visit. I give good marks because many of the dishes were new to me. However, I saw many great looking dishes at the other tables. I will come back and try more.

Szechuan Home is located at the intersection of Alvarado Niles and Decoto in Union City.

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