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Cuisine Szechuan, 2350 Guy, corner with Sherbrooke

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Nice surprise for us. Too cold and late to continue on a 3 bus trek to Chez
Schwartz, so we popped into nearest restaurant. Gong Bao Giant Shrimps and Peanuts were excellent: quality ingredients, perfectly spiced even for me, obviously made by chef/owner(?) who knows how to cook. $13 and yummy.
Hubby ordered baby bok choy, and the two proved to be winners for sharing.

We even enjoyed watching Chinese programs with no subtitles on the TV.
Pleasant atmosphere.

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  1. This place was very popular on this board a few years ago. I haven't been in a long time. Good to know it still sounds worthwhile. Thanks for the report! It used to be verrrrry spicy (hot). Did you find it so?

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    1. re: stak

      Last time I was there, it was spicy, but they can dumb down the spicing unless they know you, or you make a point of telling them not to.

      1. re: cherylmtl

        I've been there twice in the last few months and found the food was not as spicy and didn't have the right balance of hot and numbing. It was still pretty good but nothing like it was in the beginning.

    2. No, I didn't mention 'not too spicy', which I should have, but\when it came, despite having lots of hard, red chili pepper pieces that needed to be picked out carefully, the spicing was perfect.
      Depth of flavor, but not too spicy for me, which was a delight.
      I like spicy in theory, but can't tolerate much anymore.

      I forgot to mention, cash only.

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      1. re: Bashful3

        They also take debit cards, unless the machine wasn't working.

      2. Posting this in every thread on Cuisine Szechuan -

        The original chef, Andy, left CS last year to our great dismay. Happily, he has just opened a new place on Monkland in NDG, called Gia Ba. Same tasty food, more inviting setting. Here's the thread about it.

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/977654