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While we were seated, the restaurant was jammed pack for lunch as the servers brought out interesting meals served in clay pots and metal pans as the spicy aroma filled the air. I nixed my original plans and felt adventurous to try one of the original sichuan delicacies, the old sichuan chicken. The balls of chicken was lightly coated with a sweet batter and tossed with chili peppers. This is the moment when I became hooked. Since then, we've tried almost everything on the menu from the Ma Po tofu with pork to the Smoky Hot shredded chicken.
|Old Sichuan Chicken $ 12.95|
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We planned on meeting up at 7:30 so the Mo and I headed there a bit early to get a table at 7:00 PM. I ordered a white wine while I waited and the Mo went to the nearby convenient store and got a brown bag beer. We sat on the benches by the front entrance and shared conversations with other patrons waiting for a table.
The restaurant was completely packed and there was not a single vacant seat. The clientele was mostly Chinese and Indian guests along with a couple tables Jewish families we previously met outside.
We started off our meal with the staple Sichuan wontons with spicy chili sauce. They are soooooo good. The wrap is not too thick and is perfect with the hot chili garlic oil.
|Sichuan Wonton with Spicy Chili Sauce $5.50|
|Sichuan Gourmet Dan Dan Noodles served cold $ 5.50|
|Sichuan Gourmet Meat Ball "Sichuan" Style $ 11.95|
|Pan Fried Noodles with Pork and vegetables $ 11.95|
My absolute favorite dish is another one of Sichuan Gourmet's House special authentic creations, the Xiang La Fish Fillet. The battered white fish is served in a metal pan with a a smoky chili pepper crust.
|Sichuan Gourmet Xiang La Fish Fillet $ 15.95|
|Sichuan Gourmet Double Cooked Bacon $ 11.50|
The meal was delicious and CHEAP! For 8 adults and 2 kids with a couple glasses of beer and wine, it came to $ 160.00 with tax and 20% tip. That's only $20.00 per person! Sweet deal!