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First time at sichuan gourmet in framingham.

yummieeee Mar 17, 2009 10:19 AM

I know its a chowhound favorite and we are looking forward to it. What are some of your favorite things to order? We like spicy food. Looking for your favorite soups, appetizer and dinner suggestions. Thank you chowhound.

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    iloveporkbelly RE: yummieeee Mar 17, 2009 10:53 AM

    They have a cold wood ear mushroom with chiles appetizer that could be one of my favorite things in the world. The dry fried chicken is also great.

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      Blumie RE: yummieeee Mar 17, 2009 10:56 AM

      I love the hot and sour wonton soup and the chengdu spicy lamb!

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        hargau RE: yummieeee Mar 17, 2009 11:02 AM

        Dan dan noodles
        Wontons in sichuan chili sauce
        Hot & Sour Wonton Soup (not related to typical h&s soup)

        Dried chicken with chili sauce
        sichuan double cooked bacon
        beef, chicken or pork with napa and sichuan chili sauce
        meatballs with vegies sichuan style (not spicy)
        smokey hot chicken with cayenne.
        Cumin dry beef

        I would also make sure to indicate you like everything authentic/spicy, i have been there before when i thought they put less spice in the dishes.

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          Luther RE: hargau Mar 17, 2009 12:44 PM

          I also like the bamboo appetizer and the dry fish filets.

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            justbeingpolite RE: Luther Mar 17, 2009 02:10 PM

            yeah!! Fresh bamboo in Spicy Wonder Sauce!

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          lergnom RE: yummieeee Mar 17, 2009 04:40 PM

          They can make a superb ma pa tofu.

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            BarmyFotheringayPhipps RE: lergnom Mar 18, 2009 01:58 PM

            Seconded. It's outstanding.

          2. Tir_na_nOg RE: yummieeee Mar 18, 2009 02:56 AM

            My favorites (and two of the spicier dishes they serve):

            sliced beef tendon in chili sauce (fuqi feipian)
            dried chicken and chilies (small crispy cubes of chicken with fresh green chilies and dried red chilies)

            Still prefer the hole-in-the-wall Billerica location.

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              lergnom RE: Tir_na_nOg Mar 18, 2009 03:02 PM

              Their tendon gets my vote for best in the area. It's treated with more care, better cut up and the sauce is delicious.

            2. MrsCheese RE: yummieeee Mar 18, 2009 01:51 PM

              Chengdu spicy dumplings
              fresh bamboo shoots with either spicy wonder sauce or sesame oil
              dried chicken with chili sauce (absolute favorite)
              smoky hot chicken with cayenne
              Sichuan green beans (not spicy but tasty and nice to have some green)

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                yummieeee RE: yummieeee Mar 21, 2009 05:53 PM

                Thanks chowhounds. I took your suggestions for my first time at sichuan gourmet. Great meal. We went on a friday. Crowded but no wait. We had the hot and sour wonton soup. Loved it. Nice taste. Lots of flavor. Good spices. Could become one of my favorite soups. We had the chengdu spicy lamb. Very good. Cooked perfectly. Very tender. The menu said three chillis. It was spicy but not overly hot. Next time we will ask for it extra spicy. We also had the dried chicken in chilli sauce. Wonderful dish. Boneless fried chicken pieces. Cooked perfectly. Great flavor and spices. Not very spicy even though it said two chilis. I am still thinking about this dish a day later. The roast pork fried rice was very good. I will be back soon and it will be extra spicy next time.

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