got han dynasty for takeout a few nights ago:
-wonton in chili oil: this was tasty but there was very little meat (pork?) in the dumplings- which confused me but didnt bother me too much. i was really hungry, and the plain dumpling skins marinating in tons of chili oil tasted great- but these arent big meaty dumplings, if thats your thing
-spicy cucumber: this was just pieces of cucumber cut up and swimming in chili oil. not bad but not that interesting and i would not get it again. but the bites of cucumber are a nice change from all the noodles/rice/meat. the dish is oily and spicy- not exactly as dry and refreshing as i had hoped
-pea shoots with garlic: this consisted of greens sauteed with LOTS of fresh garlic. delicious. super simple but i loved this dish. a welcome addition if the rest of the dishes are heavy. this also isnt spicy at all
-sesame noodles: ive gotten this at least ten times at han dynasty and i just cant get enough. lots of minced garlic in there too to add heat. noodles this time were thicker and starchier than usual. cant go wrong with these. and theyre not spicy so its a good complement to the hot food.
-dan dan noodles: really interesting flavor- spicy and mildly sweet almost? i wonder what spices are in the dish. these noodles are a bit less saucy compared to the sesame noodles. i still prefer the sesame but its a close call. these are very interesting- definitely recommend at least trying them once if you havent done so
-twice cooked fish: white fish fried in chunks with lots of chili, leeks, black beans- the fish is always really crunchy and enjoyable. some pieces are a bit tough, probably as a result of being overcooked, but the flavor is always great. very salty and aggressively seasoned. i dream about this dish. and eat it a lot. i think this is my favorite at han
next time ill definitely be ordering the pea shoots again. has anyone tried their other vegetable dishes? sometimes its nice to eat something green in between bites of fried / starchy goodness
cant comment on the service since i got the food to go, but theyve always been very nice to me in the past. and members of my party are quite insistent that they make the food less spicy...which i find annoying and kind of embarassing in a szechuan restaurant....to be honest i dont think these requests matter at all. the food has always been consistenty spicy, in my opinion.