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Oct 20, 2007 12:28 PM

Anyone had Tea House delivered from new location? -MSP

Has anyone had Tea House delivered from their new east St. Paul location?

If so, how was it? What did you order? I'd love to hear about it!

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  1. T2 delivers? Though they mention of a "take-out" menu, they make no mention of delivery on their website that I can find. Do you know the delivery range and $ minimums?

    I posted on my visit to T2 here:

    HuaGung posted about his recent visit here: I can't say I've shared his recent disappointments with Little Szechuan, mine have been as good as ever (then again, I order my same favorite dishes over and over again, for the most part...), but I do enjoy T2.


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    1. re: The Dairy Queen

      I live in a downtown St. Paul condo and picked up a T2 menu from a stack left by our mailboxes.

      Stamped on the front of it says "DELIVERY: $1 del. charge/5 miles radius/$15 min. per order." So YA! They deliver, and I was wondering if anyone had tried it via delivery and had anything to share! I think we will try it in the next few days, and I'll report back.

      1. re: Mellu

        Some of their best items (the juicy buns, the scallion pancakes...) won't make great delivery items because they need to be eaten immediately after preparation or they'll lose all their best qualities (juiciness and crispiness). Stick with the heartier menu items and you'll do well there. I highly recommend their Gui Chow Chicken, and the Szechuan Beef (ask them to make it with Filet Mignon for you). There's no up charge for this option, but it's not on the menu. You have to ask for it. Fork-tender, and a fabulous flavor.

        We've found that it pays to be persistent when asking for spicy. They always underspice until they see you can handle it. Now they smile when they see my wife walk in the door because they can let loose with the chilies. Dang, now I'm hungry.

        1. re: HuaGung

          We just came back from Tea House St. Paul (we didn't do the delivery) and WOW x10!

          Here is what we ordered:

          Juicy buns
          Boiled pork in hot schezuan sauce
          Fish in hot schezuan sauce
          Bottle of pinot grigio

          1) We could have eaten those stupid juicy buns all night. Next time we go we will just order 3 orders of juicy buns or go for the dim sum and just eat juicy buns. They were A-MAY-ZING!

          2) Our waiter was so wonderful, it seemed like he knew fine dining service techniques! Wine tasting and pouring, lots of compliments for the lady (me), funny and attentive.

          3) Both dishes were excellent and totally different. The fish chunks were breaded but not heavy, and really lovely inside. The pork was super-tender and swimming in a soupy hot sauce with tons of veggies.

          4) The heat was pleasant, with flavor, like good schezuan should be. We told them we like lots of heat, but were weren't dying or sweating - just a nice, consistent clearing of the sinuses and lots of flavor without being just sweet and salt. I could see upping the heat ante a little bit, but I think it might overpower everything else in the dish.

          SOUP BUNS! WOW!

          They would *never* survive delivery, so I'm really glad we went there!
          Gorgeous dining room, too.