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Oct 25, 2006 01:25 PM

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

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

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  1. 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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    1. re: King of Northern Blvd

      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.

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

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

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      1. re: Mickey Blue

        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.

      2. Dried and sauteed string beans.

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        1. re: ESNY

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

        2. 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.

          1. 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.