My wife and I will be spending a week in Queens (thanks Air B&B) and are looking forward to eating some of the cuisines we can not get near our home in Roanoke, VA. One item high on that list is authentic Sichuan (there are places with the name, but no where near the real thing.)
By way of background we did live in Manhattan for a time and one of our favorites was Wa Jeal. Although our in-restaurat experiences were much less satisfying than delivery. When we ordered for delivery we could tell them we liked the ma-la of the peppercorns and the heat of the chilies and they would send the real thing. At the restaurant the same same requests always produced milder less interesting food.
We will be based in Astoria, but will have a car, and ofcourse subway availability.
Suggestions will be appreciated.