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Jan 23, 2013 08:18 AM

Chinese in lower Westchester

Ate at Sichuan Pavilion this weekend (in Port Chester / Rye Brook) .... seems to be a mostly take-out place with a small dining room. Bathroom is thru the kitchen.

Food was surprisingly good for a local place, definitely better than the other local take-out/delivery places in the area. General Chan's (aka Tso) was actually good -- not the typical super-sweet, poor breading/chicken ratio, not-so-spicy, stuff you get elsewhere. The hot & sour soup, wonton soup and dumplings were all great too.

Definitely our go-to place for chinese take-out from now on ....

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  1. Do they deliver? That would be amazing!

    1. I live in White Plains, and still haven't found a go-to place. Tried David Kings, Good fortune, Imperial, Mings, Bao's, China Garden and China Star. I have yet been impressed. Hot and Sour soups r never hot or sour, dishes that state spicy aren't, are there any winners out there?

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      1. re: liza219

        I live in White Plains, too. Imperial Wok in North White Plains is my go-to place, primarily because they have a Sichuan menu that has authentic, spicy stuff. You can find the Sichuan menu on their website ( or if you go to the restaurant - it's not on their paper takeout menu.

        However, Aberdeen - in the lobby of the Residence Inn on Barker Avenue - is good for Cantonese/dim sum, and I think Bao's is good for Chinese-American food.

        1. re: kdgchow

          Maybe I'm not ordering the right dishes. Do you recommend anything. I like most things offered on the menu's, but don't what to choose from. Know of any "wow" dishes?

          1. re: liza219

            I think the dan dan noodles and the Szechuan double cooked pork are reliably good. The Szechuan salted pork with garlic sprout - while not spicy - is terrific. I also liked the crispy spicy prawns with dry pepper - the shrimp still had the legs and skin attached, so the dish was nice, shrimpy.

            One dish I really liked recently was the Szechuan braised beef. I had gotten it once before and thought it was pretty good, but this time it was outstanding. The beef was nice and tender and the dish was ma la to a T: perfectly balanced between the chili heat and Sichuan peppercorns.

            One caveat: apparently the Sichuan chef doesn't work on Tuesdays.

      2. Yep, I discovered this place a few months ago and it's now my go-to place. Wish they delivered.