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Anyone interested in a Serious Sichuan Crawl ?........

Tapas52 Nov 20, 2013 06:12 AM

Anyone interested in a Sichuan Crawl some time maybe after the holidays ?....
I don't mind driving one car..here's my plan itinerary...

JingChuan36, Chendu1, & Han Dynasty
The distance "between each" would give a nice digestive period to enjoy the next location....;-)




  1. equal_Mark Nov 29, 2013 07:22 PM

    This is still happening tomorrow?

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    1. re: equal_Mark
      sockster Nov 29, 2013 08:51 PM

      I haven't heard otherwise. I'll b there.

      1. re: equal_Mark
        Tapas52 Nov 29, 2013 09:36 PM

        yes 1pm

        1. re: equal_Mark
          taste test Nov 30, 2013 03:00 PM

          It was so nice to meet everyone...equal_Mark, Tapas52, Sockster, Evelyn and Mark….and to share a really great meal!

          I've attached photos. Eight of us total (I brought my husband and father).

          Sichuan Pork Dumplings
          Dan Dan Noodles
          Steamed Juice Bun (on menu) "soup dumplings"
          Bang-Bang Chicken
          Ox Tendon

          Ants Climbing a Tree
          Spicy Volcano Chicken
          Sliced Lamb with Cumin
          Pea Shoots -the waitress made us order a vegetable :-)
          Sliced Angus Steak with Tofu
          Dry Sauteed Diced Chicken with Triple Pepper

          1. re: taste test
            Tapas52 Nov 30, 2013 03:55 PM

            I have to say this was one of the best CH get togethers I have been to from start to finish!!...nice turn out 8pp and meeting Sockster, Evelyn and Mark, Taste Test & family, =Mark & myself. A Super Sichuan FEAST that was Phenomenal!!, we tasted so many great dishes as stated above WOW!!...After sitting down after 5 min it was like we were all Family, great conversation, fantastic food, laughs, good friends, what more can you ask for? All the dishes were all very good in their own way, some of the standout dishes for me were the Soup Dumplings, Sichuan Pork Dumplings,Ox Tendon never had it surprisingly delicious,Sliced Lamb with Cumin, everything else was superb also.. I didn't want it to end & we hope to do it again maybe next time at Shanghai Bun Matawan after the holidays. Jing Chuan food & service was outstanding!!Thanks to all who attended it was so much fun...
            Happy Holidays!!

            1. re: Tapas52
              equal_Mark Nov 30, 2013 04:52 PM

              On a side note: Sriracha - The Movie... http://srirachamovie.com/post/6181062...

              1. re: Tapas52
                Curlz Nov 30, 2013 07:49 PM

                That looks like it was yummy...thanks for posting and for the pics! Now you all need to come north to try the same dishes at Chengdu 23 or Chengdu 1!

                1. re: Tapas52
                  Njchicaa Nov 30, 2013 08:16 PM

                  So great to hear that you all had such a wonderful time together!

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              joonjoon Nov 20, 2013 12:27 PM

              I'm down too but that seems like a lot for one day! And all three are basically serving up the same food no?

              Might I suggest doing one of the three and adding thumbs up instead? That place has some unusual stuff that these three don't.

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              1. re: joonjoon
                Tapas52 Nov 20, 2013 03:02 PM

                joonjoon which one are you talking about out of the 3?

                1. re: Tapas52
                  joonjoon Nov 20, 2013 07:59 PM

                  Doesn't matter to me but it would seem Jing Chuan would be a good choice due to proximity.

                  1. re: joonjoon
                    taste test Nov 21, 2013 03:47 AM

                    What about Thumbs Up as you suggested? I'd go to either.

                    1. re: joonjoon
                      Tapas52 Nov 21, 2013 01:39 PM

                      I just thought the comparisons in cooking would be an interesting day out with friends... even though they say Sichuan they arent all the same.. but one at a time is ok by me.......han dynasty we've already conquered a few times and is by far OUTSTANDING!!

                      1. re: Tapas52
                        seal Nov 21, 2013 01:56 PM

                        I would be up for a Sichuan feast at Jing Chuan. But with my new business and my family obligations, a longer day is hard to come by.

                        1. re: seal
                          sockster Nov 22, 2013 07:38 AM

                          If we're limiting this to one place, I would be interested as well. Plus they seem to make my favorite dish, Xio Long Bao.

                          1. re: sockster
                            LifeGeek Nov 23, 2013 01:59 PM

                            I would be in for Jing chuan as well depending on the date. I've been hitting up several in the city recently so would love to see what NJ has to offer. I've heard the spots mentioned are all worth trying.

                          2. re: seal
                            equal_Mark Nov 24, 2013 10:23 AM

                            I'm game to Chow down at Jing Chuan; Lets do this!

                            1. re: equal_Mark
                              taste test Nov 24, 2013 01:23 PM

                              Will someone (Tapas52?) pick a day/time or float a few possibilities?

                              I think this is a great choice since it's usually hard to try a lot of dishes if you go as a couple or small group.

                              1. re: taste test
                                Tapas52 Nov 24, 2013 04:28 PM

                                NOVEMBER 30th ...This Saturday 1pm Jing Chuan sounds good to me..any takers?

                                1. re: Tapas52
                                  taste test Nov 25, 2013 03:28 AM

                                  +3 for us. Are we supposed to be emailing or is it okay to respond by posting?

                                  1. re: taste test
                                    Tapas52 Nov 25, 2013 04:55 AM

                                    if interested email me



                                    see you all there This Saturday NOVEMBER 3rd ...... 1pm

                                    JING CHUAN


                                    1. re: Tapas52
                                      eleeper Nov 25, 2013 05:56 AM

                                      You mean November *30th*, don't you?

                                      1. re: eleeper
                                        Tapas52 Nov 25, 2013 12:36 PM

                                        sorry typo.....November 30th yes.

                                    2. re: taste test
                                      equal_Mark Nov 25, 2013 09:34 AM

                                      Don't understand the Mods obsession with keeping arrangement of gatherings off the boards. The discussions leading up to such events brings anticipation that is part of the enjoyment of them and allows those not attending to experience the meal vicariously.

                                      1. re: equal_Mark
                                        Tapas52 Nov 25, 2013 12:37 PM

                                        they were supposed to lock this thread and make arrangements via email?

                                    3. re: Tapas52
                                      joonjoon Nov 25, 2013 09:16 AM

                                      Busy that day :(

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                        MarlboroMan Nov 20, 2013 09:59 AM

                        I'd be interested as well.

                        1. The Chowhound Team Nov 20, 2013 09:50 AM

                          Hi Tapas52, we sent you an email this morning, and are not sure if you saw it. We ask planners of chowdowns to post an email address to that the RSVPs and details can be worked out offline, so can we ask you to do that here, and we'll lock this thread? Thanks!

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                          1. re: The Chowhound Team
                            Tapas52 Nov 20, 2013 10:34 AM

                            if interested email me


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                            yCf Nov 20, 2013 09:32 AM

                            This is definitely not for me... i don't think my digestive system can handle 3 Sichuan meals within the same day.

                            1. equal_Mark Nov 20, 2013 08:54 AM

                              I'd be game...

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                              1. re: equal_Mark
                                Tapas52 Nov 20, 2013 09:37 AM

                                excellent Mark so that two so far .. ;-)

                                Although we can adjust the trip being chendu1 to handynasty is about 1/12 hr drive,.....and do a handynasty trip again at another time also. jingchuan, to chendu1 is only 45 min.
                                Just sayin.

                              2. Curlz Nov 20, 2013 06:22 AM

                                I'd absolutely welcome the central/southern NJ hounds and meet you at C1...

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                                1. re: Curlz
                                  Tapas52 Nov 20, 2013 06:33 AM

                                  I thought we'd all meet at Jingchuan as its in a big parking lot in keyport and near the parkway then we all can hit all three locations together that is the point to compare, discuss, enjoy, the cuisines.
                                  Most like would take all afternoon.

                                  1. re: Tapas52
                                    Herm Nov 21, 2013 03:46 PM

                                    Jing Chuan is actually in the Airport Plaza in Hazlet. You have to be careful about parking there for long periods of time, as there is a commuter parking lot across the street, and the Airport Plaza will tow.

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