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Blisteringly Good Szechuan Dinner @ Lucky Dragon

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Blisteringly Good Szechuan Dinner @ Lucky Dragon

ciao bob | Oct 1, 2005 07:44 PM

Wow, mouth still dancing from a great meal @ Lucky Dragon last night. J. Gold featured this place in Counter Intelligence a few months ago (see link below) and I'm sorry it took me so long to get there.

Highlights:

Wontons in Chili Oil - fantastic, best I've had in SGV.

Chinese Bacon with Dry Sauteed Green Beans - couldn't detect any green beans but it didn't matter, the bacon was great.

Twice Cooked Pork - loved it. One of the few non-incendiary items and the sweetness really came thru the fire.

Water-Boiled Beef - the pinnacle of the meal. The beef was soooo, soooo tender and the sauce beyond hot...real pore-opening stuff.

Fried Noodle - basically lo-mein. Basically boring.

Chongqing Chicken - another peak in a meal full of them. Salty and Super-Hot.

Mapo Tofu - another best-in-class medal.

Total $53, for the 7 dishes.

No beer (Gold says they do have beer and wine, but not last night). I ran around the corner to the Hong Kong Supermarket for a few Tsingtao's to cut the heat.

Altogether, an unforgetable Szechuan experience. Highly recommended -- if you like it hot!

Link: http://www.laweekly.com/ink/05/27/cou...

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