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Mar 20, 2010 04:21 PM

Authentic Sichuan in Brooklyn

Spicy and Tasty in Flushing is one of my favorites. Is there a similarly luscious and authentic Sichuan place in Brooklyn, say, in the Sunset Park chinatown?

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  1. Do searches on this board for extended conversations on Grand Sichuan House in Bay Ridge, Bamboo Pavillion in Bensonhurst, and Metro Cafe in Sunset Park.

    Grand Sichuan House
    8701 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209

    6 Replies
    1. re: noisejoke

      Thank you! Should have searched...

      1. re: guanubian

        Both Grand Sichuan and Bamboo Pavillion are superb.

        Although, it appears Bamboo recently changed its name. Anyone have any idea if this means a new owner or new chef?

        1. re: Wet Towel

          As far as I could see, it is the same. They still feature the Hot Pot special and the menu looks the same. I think its the same management, but I don't go often enough to be sure of faces.

          1. re: bobjbkln

            They woman at the cash register said the ownership is the same, and the menu looks unchanged.

            1. re: gnosh

              so what has Bamboo Pavilion's name changed to?

              Spicy Bampa
              6920 18th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11204

              1. re: jen kalb

                Hi Jen,

                Went there last night. It's now called Spicy Bampa (if we remember correctly). We got there around 8:30 and got the last table.

                It was great as always. We had cold cucumbers in red oil, sweet potato noodles, twice cooked pork (very thinly sliced!), fish with pickles, chicken in clay pot, house special tofu, dried sauteed string beans. Nothing particularly spicy (to me at least), none of the dishes featured peppercorns. And in general nothing particularly adventurous - we were with new friends enjoying their first exposure to more authentic Sichuan cooking. But, it was all extremely yummy and well done.