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Lao Sze Chuan


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I did a search but didn't find a thread specifically on this celebrated local restaurant.  (If I missed it, you can direct me to it). Can folks recommend some "not to miss" dishes to get here?

Thanks!

DutchMuse, it's coincidental that this past week I met Tony Hu and completed my tour of his triptych of restaurants.

Hu is Szechuan and Lao Szechuan is arguably the most authentic and best of his three regionally-focused restaurants (although I just had a pretty spectacular meal at Lao Shanghai, which I hope to write about as soon as I clear through some others that have been waiting in the wings for far too long).

Ma po tofu is a Szechuan standard that I would encourage you to try at Lao Szechuan.

p.s. jesteinf, lamb with cumin is more accurately Beijing, if I'm not mistaken. But, as you probably know, with 150+ items on each of his restaurants, there's a good overlap.

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s. jesteinf, lamb with cumin is more accurately Beijing, if I'm not mistaken.  But, as you probably know, with 150+ items on each of his restaurants, there's a good overlap.

That wasn't my rec, but I'm pretty sure lamb with cumin is on the menu at Lao Sze Chuan.

Ooops! I stand corrected.

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That wasn't my rec, but I'm pretty sure lamb with cumin is on the menu at Lao Sze Chuan.

That was my rec. They've always had it, as far as I know. You can also get good versions at Mapo in Naperville and at Ed's Potsticker House.

Mapo Restaurant

1563 Naperville Wheaton Road, Naperville

630/420-1388

www.maporestaurant.com

Ed's Potsticker House

3139 S. Halsted St., Chicago

312/326-6898

LAZ

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