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Szechuan Gourmet - latest trip


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Szechuan Gourmet - latest trip

Lau | Nov 10, 2007 01:26 PM

My uncle was in town and wanted chinese food, so we decided to go to Szechuan Gourmet, which I debately think is the best sichuan food in the city right now...this trip was good although i thought it was lacking with previous trips, which is probably b/c of what we ordered. Here's what we got:

- Sichuan wontons - these were good though not great, simply wontons in hot oil and some soy sauce...i think the version at GS is better mainly b/c i like the wontons better there (nice skin, better filling)
- Dan dan mian - pretty good, but again i actually like the version better at GS, the noodles were fine, but it was the sauce, not enough tang and too salty
- Cucumbers in hot oil - i really like this dish at SG, but it wasn't as good as previous although still very good. I think it was the cucumbers themselves, previously when ive had it they were sliced small and tasted very delicate, but for some reason they were bigger and just tasted a bit off
- Dou miao - this was great, i dont know what this is called in english, but its kind of like spinach...really great, sauteed with some garlic, not too oily or garlicky
- Jia chang dofu (home style tofu) - awesome, fried tofu in a thick spicy black bean sauce and i asked them for beef in it, the beef was veyr good, nice and tender slices
- Hong shao niu rou (red cooked beef) - this was on the specials board, so even though its not really a sichaun dish i figured it would be alright since it was on the specials board...HORRIBLE, i mean this was literally the single handed worst dish i've had at a chinese restaurant in years...beef ribs were ridiculously tough, sauce was a watery gravy with no flavor...never order this no matter what u do

Overall, it was a good meal with the exception of one dish, but i still really like the restaurant...i shouldve gotten the cumin lamb, which i always get (its awesome)

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