Maybe I'm just seriously out of the loop on this and the last one to hear, but learning yesterday over a very mediocre (kinda bad, really) meal at Tian Jin in Chanhassen that the ownership changed earlier this winter, just explained so much about the sliding food and service quality over the last months.
Ryan and his wife and daughter have sold Tian Jin and moved permanently back to China.
We ordered our usual fare of boiled beef in spicy broth, chung king chili chicken and Mandarin Beef with Golden Garlic. We didn't know the owners had sold at this point, but the Mexican waiter should have been a clue that things were different. When the food came it was completely void of its usual robust flavors. Someone came and asked if we thought the food was too spicy and we told them "No, it wasn't spicy at all." We were then offered "Szechuan sauce" to spice it up. I have no idea what Szechuan sauce is, so I politely declined.
Long story short, we no longer feel the need to drive to Chanhassen for Boiled Beef. Tian Jin's was the best in town, and it is now sadly a distant last.
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