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.
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.
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.
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!