[4.57/5] So what do you do if you’re dying for good Sichuan food? I just came from Chengdu about a month ago and I’ve had this insatiable craving for Sichuan food ever since I left. I’ve tried many other Szechuan restaurants in the states but it just wasn’t the same and my stomach’s only gotten hangrier. You see, this craving is one not to mess with because it’s a like an addiction. The stomach, like a child, throwing tantrums until it has its way. Well, I believe I found the closest restaurant in the East Coast to quiet that rage.
Restaurant Type: Casual Dining.
My Short Summary: You call yourself “Szechuan” but to me, it reminds me more of Sichuan 🙂
Taste to price 5/5
Quality to price 5/5
Portion to price 4.5/5
Average = 4.83
Average = 3.75
Dining area 4.5/5
Kitchen area 4.5/5
Average = 4.5
Overall Score = [F(.65)]+[S(.20)]+C(.15)]
+ The Menu was quite extensive. It was like a picture book and I enjoyed going through it. The best part was how the pictures actually looked like the actual dishes!
+ Dinnerware was exceptional. China plates and tea mugs were not generic!
+ One of my favorite is the BRAISED FROG W SPICY CHILI BROTH. They did it right. Cooked to perfection, no lingering “fishy” taste.
+ Another one of my favorites was their FRIED CONY MEAT W HOT PEPPER. Again, cooked to perfection: meaty, tender, and moist (that’s what she said).
+ Sichuan Food in America that is actually spicy!
+ The presentation of the food was done very nicely. I started to drool the moment they sat the dishes down. Lots and lots of red and peppercorn aroma!
+ The SLICED PORK BELLY WITH CHILI GARLIC SAUCE is a must starter. A little gimmicky but otherwise, fun and different.
+ Beautiful decor and ambiance. The little pond and koi fish was a nice touch. It could have easily been another table but I respect the decision to put a pond there. It adds to the Chinese theme.
– Bring your favorite mahjong set because the wait time can be a bummer. We waited for about an hour. If you’re patient, then I’d say the food is well worth the wait.
o I haven’t been to a restaurant that charged for a second round of pickled veggies provided at the table. Must be a NYC thing? Someone please confirm.
Come here. This place is worth repeating over and over again for your Sichuan fix. I don’t mind the wait. If you’ve ever had dishes from Chengdu you will know what I mean. Somebody do me a favor and take me to a Sichuanholics Anonymous session!