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Lao Sze Chuan

Lao Sze Chuan

2014
Address :
2172 S. Archer Ave. USA - Chicago, IL 6061660616Chicago
Phone :
(312) 326-5040
Website :

Cuisine Chinese

Under $25

One of the most adored spots in Chicago for tongue-tingling, lip-numbing, and belly-warming Sichuan dishes, Lao Sze Chuan is perpetually jammed with chili fiends craving that fiery, tingling sensation of "ma la." Even the décor screams "hot, hot, hot" with crimson tablecloths, waiters donning red aprons, and plastic chairs emblazoned with a bright curvy chili. Mongolian beef tenderloin in a brown sauce with mushrooms is sweetened by onions and beloved by those who can't handle the heat. But, spice devotees should try the chef's special dry chili chicken, flash-fried with garlic, scallions, and heaps of dried red chilies. Even simple vegetables like crunchy cabbage get a piping dose of Sichuan heat when massaged with chili paste and chili oil.

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Lunch & dinner daily. Contacter l'établissement pour confirmer ces informations.

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Lao Sze Chuan

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      • Position : Alone

      Pros

      authentic atmosphere many food items to choose from

      Cons

      long wait did not get rewarded with outstanding food and service food okay. yes it was spicy however that should be the spice of the food and not the meat or potatoes as the saying goes... The food still had suburb Chinese starch glob with syrup style coating on the meat portions which renders the taste of the actual meat and veggies quite indiscernible. I felt like someone dipped me in fritter batter and plum sauce. wait staff were not trying to make you feel welcome ( very genuine style ) so look for traditional Chinese service. Overall spent a lot if money and received food I could have gotten in the suburbs. some of the restaurants with less reputation in china town had equal or better cuisine although not that much better. be that as it may, I have only eaten at a handful of the places in Chinatown. so expect average and you will be fine. I gave the setting a five because it was Chinatown for goodness sakes :-)

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