Little pepper - dish recs?
I'll troll through the old threads, but what are your fav dishes at LP these days?
its been a while since I've been (since back when they were in flushing) and I'm thinking of going soon
If you like lamb with cumin, consider that 纸报羊肉 from the wall. It looks like a burrito.
Also, their take on 水煮鱼 shouldn't be missed. Please discuss with Ms Wu what kind you want: they make it several ways, but the name evades me. But my point is, as a real Sichuan cook, the chef is masterful in creating a subtle, sophisticated, multi-layer broth.
They are one of very *few* places that make a real Sichuan-style 豆苗 (the difference is in the broth and how garlic is sliced: bold cuts as opposed to Cantonese crushed garlic). The texture is great: the stem is al dente, while the sweet, greasy leaf is velvet-tender, so you for the area when the stem goes in.
Dan-san noodles are OK, so I'd go for cold hot ones. :-) Their cucumber salad is a classic but somehow most people with Southern tastes are indifferent to it.
You may want to ask Ms Wu what kind of appetizers with 皮蛋 she can recommend: if they have very fresh tofu that's the best, otherwise they make it with hot chillies. That's one of the dishes where a choice of hot pepper can make a difference, and it never hurts to ask if they have 指天椒