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Great Chinese Food In Framingham, Mass.

April 10, 2016



For a restaurant to be on the second floor, not in a major shopping mall, but still be busy says something in itself.


Sichuan Gourmet, above a well-stocked Asian supermarket is just that place. It has a well-earned 27 at Zagat and the prices for an Entrée are below $25 sometimes less than $ 10.


The menu is large, but the real highlights are the chef’s specials. Vegetables vary according to what’s in the market as does the entrees.


Everyone has had sweet and sour shrimps that where gloppy and too sweet. Sichuan Gourmet does in a Grand Mariner sauce that is just right. Simple dishes such as shredded duck on julienned water chestnuts are done just right. I do not know how they do it, but their oriental eggplant with garlic comes to the table steaming and the color of the eggplant skin looks dazzling.


The service is super-fast. Warning some of the dishes marked with four peppercorns should not be attempted without a fire extinguisher at the ready.


Dinner for three is approximately $ 80


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Good Try, but No Medal

April 10, 2016

New Style Hand Pulled Noodles
23 Pell Street
New York, NY 10013

212 285 8668


Hand pulled noodles are the specialty of really fine Chinese restaurants. There is something about the texture and taste that cannot be duplicated. New Style does hand pull its noodles, but they stop pulling too soon and the noodles although good are the thickness of Spaghetti rather than that of angel hair.

We also had the crispy duck, which turned out to be fried duck thrown onto a bed of Napa.  C’mon guys try to plate it correctly.

I would recommend the lamb & noodle soup , the lamb permeated the soup without being greasy.  Stir fried pea shots are always my favorites, sweet and tender they did not disappoint.

The ambiance is more like a café than a restaurant . Dinner for two was about $ 50

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