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grand sichuan favorites for midtown west branch?

adam Sep 5, 2006 04:50 PM

i recently moved near the midtown west grand sichuan, and i love it. my favorites so far have been (in no particular order) dan dan noodles, spicy double cooked pork, beef filets with chili sauce, prawns with garlic sauce, and salt & pepper shrimp. but, of course, the expansive menu has lots of other awesome sounding stuff as well.

any favorites/recommendations?

  1. Nosher Sep 5, 2006 06:13 PM

    I really like the pumpkin dishes at Grand Sichuan. But as I've said in other threads, that GS has serious delivery quality issues, so I'd taste it in the restaurant.


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    1. re: Nosher
      Mickey Blue Sep 5, 2006 06:33 PM

      My faves:
      HUNAN BEEF!!!!! A must try!
      Wonton in hot oil.
      Shrimp dumpling in sesame oil.

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      Alan Henderson Sep 5, 2006 07:46 PM

      Fresh killed spicy auzou chicken.

      1. welle Sep 5, 2006 07:55 PM

        I actually hated their double cooked pork. Dishes I always get are: diced rabbit, ox tongue & tripe, and sea cucumber hot&sour soup.

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        1. re: welle
          spchang Sep 5, 2006 08:39 PM

          I think I've tried the double cooked pork twice there and it was great both times.

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          ratgirl Sep 5, 2006 09:20 PM

          The fresh young chicken with schezuan peppercorns (I forget the name of the dish)
          the peppercorns blew me away the first time I tried them, not your typical 'spicy' flavor.

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            dock Sep 5, 2006 09:26 PM

            under maos favorites is a dish of teent tiny minced pork with chives and chilis and something tart. fiery hot but impossible to stop eating.

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              jem Sep 5, 2006 11:44 PM

              the dish dock is talking about is one of my favorites also, sour string beans with minced pork...spicy, pickle-ly sour, crunchy and super tasty with white rice.

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              1. re: jem
                plf515 Sep 6, 2006 12:27 PM

                I agree that one is a winner.

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                Pan Sep 6, 2006 01:35 AM

                Here are some of my favorites from their menupages.com menu:

                28. Sichuan Wonton W. Red Oil *
                29. Sichuan Cold Noodle or Not Spicy *
                30. Dan Dan Noodle W. Chili Sauce. *
                34. Ox Tongue & Tripe * W. Hot & Pepper Sauce.
                35. beef tripe * W. Hot & Pepper Sauce
                36. Five Spiced Beef
                37. Beef * W. Hot & Wild Pepper Sauce
                38. Beef Tendon * W. Hot & Pepper Sauce
                47. Jelly Fish W. Scallion Oil
                48. Preserved Trunip Sichuan Style *
                50. Cucumber W. Fresh Garlic
                68. Kung Bao Chicken *
                Any of the Sichuan- or Hunan-style whole fish dishes
                115. House Bean Curd W. Spicy Sauce * (Mapo Doufu)
                120. Gui Zhou Spicy Chicken *
                121. Crispy Quail (small bones, though)
                149. Cellophane Noodle W. Minced Pork *
                183. Spicy and Sour Squid *

                The lack of inclusion in this list should not be construed as to imply a disrecommendation. I eat at the St. Marks location most often nowadays, and have left out some of my favorite dishes there, because it's been too long since I've had them at the Midtown location. One example:

                175. Sauteed Shredded Pumpkin and Spiy Green Pepper. *

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                  plf515 Sep 6, 2006 02:38 AM

                  In addition to liking many of the dishes named, I also like the eel.....I forget the name of the dish. Unfortunately, they don't have it at tne Chelsea branch near where I work

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                    Pan Sep 6, 2006 03:57 AM

                    I forgot to mention, the first two dishes in the Prodigal Daughter menu are excellent.

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                      snw Sep 7, 2006 03:41 AM

                      # 6 on the Fresh Chicken page, I think it is called Auzhou Chicken.

                      1. E Eto Sep 7, 2006 06:29 AM

                        Crispy eel with garlic sauce. Actually, it's called something different on the menu now. But remember eel and garlic sauce.


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