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Szechuan Gourmet ......What to order??

Mickey Blue Oct 25, 2006 01:25 PM

39st. Bet. 5th and 6th, anything particularly good??

  1. King of Northern Blvd Oct 25, 2006 01:46 PM

    I really like the Enchanted Pork, #95. The Szechuan Pickled Vegetable off the Cold appetizer section is pretty good as well.

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      Peter Cherches Oct 25, 2006 01:54 PM

      Get the Beef Chen-Du style, just so they can try numerous times to warn you it's too spicy and try to dissuade you. It's quite good.

      http://petercherches.blogspot.com

      note--I tried to reply to the original post, but there was no post my reply button

    2. Mickey Blue Oct 25, 2006 01:54 PM

      Is the Enchanted pork simular to Sweet and Sour pork?
      How's their Wonton in Hot oil?

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        Bob Martinez Oct 25, 2006 02:35 PM

        I've probably been to SG 40 times and had 20 different dishes - all were very good. That's usually the sign of an outstanding kitchen. Why not just order what appeals to your palate and trust them? I'll bet you'll make out just fine.

        Edited to agree with A&W - stick to the Szechuan dishes. I don't know if the others are decent or not. It's not their area of expertise.

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        ESNY Oct 25, 2006 01:57 PM

        Dried and sauteed string beans.

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          Peter Cherches Oct 25, 2006 02:04 PM

          Good suggestion. There are two types on the menu. I had the spicy ones, and they were wonderful

        2. a_and_w Oct 25, 2006 02:48 PM

          Anything Chen Dou.

          Anything fried. I like the chunks of chicken in garlic sauce. The diced fried chicken with chilis is good too, though I don't like all the bones.

          Mapo tofu, which I think is the best in Manhattan.

          Love those spicy string beans.

          They also have a separate szechuan menu that I haven't explored much yet.

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            Alan Henderson Oct 25, 2006 03:16 PM

            I have had the Mapo Tofu about twice a week for lunch since they opened and would concur that it may be the best in Manhattan, I've occasionally had other things, but nothing has bested the Mapo Tofu. The hot and sour soup is not consistant, but some days it is great.

            1. Mickey Blue Oct 25, 2006 05:04 PM

              Thank you A&W, Peter Cherches and everyone....I'm all fired up for my knew culinary adventure!

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                jth Oct 25, 2006 05:23 PM

                I usually go for lunch, I split a steamed veggie dumpling app and then get the pork Chen Dou

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                  Dave Feldman Oct 26, 2006 04:44 AM

                  I'd encourage you to ask about specials. If you don't, you'll miss out on many of the best options, especially seafood.

                  I got hooked ont he frog legs with Chinese eggplant when I was going regularly.

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