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Szechuan Bay, Somerville

New ownership in the old YumYum/Sesame space, open about 2 weeks. Tried one of the specialties, "Le Mountain spicy chicken," small chunks of bone-in fried chicken tossed with a LOT of coarsely chopped dried red chilis, with a touch of star anise. Also cold bamboo shoots with sesame oil and scallion, nice and fresh tasting. Enjoyed both dishes.

The chef has/had some connection with ... memory failure, it was either Sichuan Garden or Sichuan Gourmet.

Their menu is up at www.sichuanbay.com (note spelling variation).

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  1. Thanks for the heads up - it would be great to have a Szechuan option in the area (not that I'm complaining about the abundance of Northern Chinese, mind you). Didn't realize Sesame had closed.

    1. Sounds great -- many thanks for the new find....will have to check it out.

      1. you rock. thanx for the tip.

        1. Funny about the northern Chinese thing ... I think that might be one rare area where Boston trumps New York. I was in NYC about a year ago, and posted to the NYC board asking if there was a good northern Chinese place in any of the various Chinatowns. Struck out completely. It would seem that since Tianjiin Goubuli Bun closed its doors in Flushing, there isn't a jiaozi hut that stands out in the way that Qingdao Garden or Mulan do. Odd.

          1. can't view pdf. alternatives to seeing the menu?

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                1. re: Taralli

                  New HTML link is now available next to the PDF link. It's just images, but hopefully you can read it. Yay!