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Authentic Sichuan in So Fla?

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FoodDude2 Apr 24, 2011 05:35 PM

Does it exist? I am looking for the real deal with sichuan peppercorns and mouth burning chilis.

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  1. Icantread RE: FoodDude2 Apr 25, 2011 08:01 AM

    Years ago, in Miami there was a restaurant on 8th Street just west of the Turnpike (near the FIU campus) named Lung Gong. It used to be very authentic. My guess is it's still there and probably very good, though I have not been in quite some time.

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    Lung Gong Restaurant
    11920 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33184

    1. freakerdude RE: FoodDude2 Apr 25, 2011 09:21 AM

      I have not found one single restaurant that uses sichuan peppercorns in SoFla. I had to order them myself from the internet and dig up some recipes. Hot & numbing beef is just one recipe that will give you that battery tingling of the tongue.

      1. The Chowfather RE: FoodDude2 Apr 25, 2011 05:25 PM

        Did you try Dragon City near the Hard Rock in Hollywood?

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        Dragon City
        6708 Stirling Rd, Hollywood, FL 33024

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          FoodDude2 RE: The Chowfather Apr 26, 2011 04:28 AM

          From looking at the reviews and the american menu online, I don't think Dragon City serves sichuan food but I could be wrong.

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          Dragon City
          6708 Stirling Rd, Hollywood, FL 33024

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            The Chowfather RE: FoodDude2 Apr 26, 2011 03:45 PM

            Not sure that they do but I can tell you the menu found online is the traditional Americanized menu. They have another large menu with some interesting items on it.

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              Icantread RE: The Chowfather Apr 28, 2011 07:50 AM

              What Chowfather is saying is typical down here. they don't want to risk people ordering things they don't understand and returning it or making a scene. If you've "heard" good things about a Chinese restaurant with a seemingly prosaic menu, ask for the authentic menu and hope you don't get a blank stare.

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          aynrandgirl RE: FoodDude2 Jun 22, 2011 12:29 PM

          I haven't found any Chinese or Thai restaurant in SoFla that will serve dishes with real heat, even if you specifically ask for it.

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            FoodDude2 RE: aynrandgirl Jun 26, 2011 06:48 AM

            I agree aynrandgirl and it is very disappointing.

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              Bigstu99 RE: aynrandgirl Jul 4, 2011 02:24 PM

              After berating the owner of Panya Thai on 163 rd st He served me a Tiger tear appetizer so hot every mouthful came back up through my nose. I could not see the food through the l red Thai bird peppers.... Beware what you ask for you may actually get it!

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