Posts Tagged ‘Szechwan cuisine’

Ma-La Mecca Great Wall Szechuan House Gets A Makeover

Great Wall Szechuan House (City Paper's pick for "Best Chinese in the District," circa 2008) is undergoing some much needed interior renovations. Prince of Petworth spotted the building permit and chatted up an owner about the improvements. Back in 2006, Y&H alum Tim Carman wrote about the Great Wall's "true scorching taste of ma-la-style Szechwan […]

Wing Man: Scott Drewno Stirs Up Szechwan Bar Food at The Source

Even if Bar Louie’s Szechwan wings weren’t at all spicy, they did ignite a fire of sorts. They’ve left me obsessed with Asian-style wings. I thought I could convince Great Wall-Szechuan House to whip me up a batch despite not having wings on the menu. Their ma po tofu had the exact flavor profile I […]

Spot Check: China Jade in Derwood

The scallion pancakes were crispy but needed more of the namesake ingredient. More than two years ago Liu Chaosheng took over Hong Kong Palace, a modest storefront in Falls Church, and rewrote the entire menu.  Gone were HKP's Cantonese dishes (even if the promise of them remained with the name of the place), replaced by […]

Should Ma Po Tofu Include Ground Beef or Pork?

The other day when I was dining at the new Sichuan Pavilion in Rockville, I noticed that the restaurant's ma po tofu came with ground beef. Until that moment, I had only seen the dish offered with ground pork. I asked the waitress whether beef or pork was the more traditional protein in ma po tofu. […]

Y&H Dish of the Week: Smoked Duck at Sichuan Pavilion

Don't be turned off by this crappy photo. It's a snap of the leftovers of the smoked duck that I ordered this weekend at Sichuan Pavilion in Rockville.  The real presentation at the restaurant was impressive enough — or at least aromatic enough — to entice the buzz-cut gentleman from the next booth over to […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: Joe’s Noodle House

One by one, we’re running through the 50 restaurants that made the cut on this year’s Young & Hungry Dining Guide. If you have visited the day’s featured restaurant, let us know what you think. If you’re planning to visit for the first time, tell us about your meal when you return. Of all the […]