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A Visit to the Land of Sichuan

It has been a couple of weeks since I have gone on a ‘food adventure’ and when opportunity came up to take a journey to the land of Sichuan I didn’t pass it up.   If you read my blog you know I frequent Ranch 99 quite a bit.  Ranch 99 is within the Pacific East mall; home to restaurants, shops, and the Ranch 99 store and more.  I have eaten at a couple of the restaurants but never the Sichuan Fusion, a Sichuan Chinese Restaurant.  Today was the day!

Since I have class at 1:30PM on Wednesdays I met my brother at quarter to twelve to gin khao (eat a meal).  We were probably the only non-Chinese patrons which is always a good sign.  Their menu consists of different meat dishes, vegetarian, noodles, rice and even some dim sum.  It’s large menu made it difficult to only pick a couple of items.  Everything on their menu looked delicious.

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There is something about drinking tea from a small cup.  I love it.  When the Husband and I were in Hong Kong last May I bought a few tea cups to go along with my teas.  The Chinese tea-cup looks premature compared to the trenta size some coffee shops are serving.

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A few blog postings ago I shared my version of Chinese Dan Dan Noodles, so when I saw it on the menu I knew I had to try it for comparison and to see how it should taste.  On the menu it was listed as “Tan Tan Noodles”  but I learned in Thailand a “T” sounds like a “D” so it makes sense when seeing it on a menu with different spellings.  The tan tan noodles were very tasty.  It came with greens (which I love and will add to mine next time).  The noodles reminded me of a thinner ramen noodle with the taste of pot sticker dough.  They soaked up all the Sichuan and sesame flavors.  I really liked it and would order it again.

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The other dish we ordered was Ma Po Tofu.  DELICIOUS! Even if you are not a tofu lover or even liker, try this if you see it on a menu.  It’s sauce consists of a spicy chili sauce with minced pork.  It is a very popular dish in the Szechuan Province in China.

My brother always says things like, “I am a fan of __________.”  Well, I am a fan of Sichuan foods!  Sichuan Fusion is a great place for a good meal at a reasonable price.  Our two dishes with rice came to $20.  

Cheers and happy eating!

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