I went to a Sezchuan restuarant in Flushing this Sunday that really woke me up to what spicy foods can really be, the place is called Spicy and Tasty, on 133 Rosevelt ave. Now I am Chinese but i'm not an expert on Sezchuan cooking, but I went there on a recommendation from a Sezchuanese friend who swears by this place. Now the place is basement level and their menu is all in chinese so i don't know how a non-chinese person would go about ordering,(perhaps go with a chinese friend?). Anyway, I went with my parents and my dad doesn't like spicy foods so we weren't able to get as many dished as I would've liked, but what we had was really really good. We got the Sezchuan specialty of Foo Chee Fay Pian which is sliced beef and pig stomach in a chili oil sauce, it looks coated in oil but once you start eating you hardly notice and is hard to stop, they must've stewed the stuff in a flavorful stock before mixing in the chili oil to obtain the level of flavor it had.The sechuan pepper made my tongue a little numb but i didn't mind. Also we had this fish stew with preserved vegatable and pepper chili sauce in a sort of a casserole pot. The fish tasted so fresh and the spicyness really hit the spot. I also got the dan dan noodles but probably that was a mistake because it was just some regular noodles in a hot sauce, not spectacular but not bad. what i didn't get this time but have heard good things about is a dish of spicy stir-fried kidneys and their mapo tofu. MMMM...ever since i came back from this place i've been putting my mom's homemade chili sauce on everything!
try it out!