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Sichuan Province

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    Making Music With Sichuan Peppercorns

    It's been almost three years since I brought a bag of Sichuan peppercorns into the office, and doled them out to an unsuspecting editorial staff. As everyone let the papery husks sit on their tongue they experienced a citrusy electric sensation -- almost a buzzing. "That's disturbing," said one writ ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 20, 2014

    Irving's Everest Restaurant Is a Worthy Trek

    Traversing Himalaya in search of something big, bold and BYOB.

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2013

    Dallas' 5 Best Chinese Restaurants

    Christmas is getting close, which means you should be finalizing your plans for Christmas day dining. Many of you still cook at home, frittering away over some roast that you'll likely mess up, but you should ditch the goose, forget the crown roast of pork and let someone else do the cooking for onc ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 5, 2013

    All Hail The Monkey King

    Deep Ellum's new noodle shop is worth the wait -- even in the elements.

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2013

    Dallas' 50 Most Interesting Restaurants, No. 3: Lalibela

    Leading up to our annual Best of Dallas® issue, we're counting down the 50 most interesting restaurants in Dallas. These spots bring something unique or compelling to the city's dining scene, feeding both your appetite and soul. Find more interesting places on our all-new Best Of app for iTunes or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    Dallas' 50 Most Interesting Restaurants, No. 4: Bolsa

    Leading up to our annual Best of Dallas® issue, we're counting down the 50 most interesting restaurants in Dallas. These spots bring something unique or compelling to the city's dining scene, feeding both your appetite and soul. Find more interesting places on our all-new Best Of app for iTunes or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2013

    Dallas' 50 Most Interesting Restaurants, No. 5: Crossroads Diner

    Leading up to our annual Best of Dallas® issue, we're counting down the 50 most interesting restaurants in Dallas. These spots bring something unique or compelling to the city's dining scene, feeding both your appetite and soul. Find more interesting places on our all-new Best Of app for iTunes or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2013

    Dallas' 50 Most Interesting Restaurants, No. 7: Teppo

    Leading up to our annual Best of Dallas® issue, we're counting down the 50 most interesting restaurants in Dallas. These spots bring something unique or compelling to the city's dining scene, feeding both your appetite and soul. Find more interesting places on our all-new Best Of app for iTunes or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2013

    Dallas' 50 Most Interesting Restaurants, No. 8: Mesa

    Leading up to our annual Best of Dallas® issue, we're counting down the 50 most interesting restaurants in Dallas. These spots bring something unique or compelling to the city's dining scene, feeding both your appetite and soul. Find more interesting places on our all-new Best Of app for iTunes or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

    Dallas' 50 Most Interesting Restaurants, No. 9: Kalachandji's

    Leading up to our annual Best of Dallas® issue, we're counting down the 50 most interesting restaurants in Dallas. These spots bring something unique or compelling to the city's dining scene, feeding both your appetite and soul. Find more interesting places on our all-new Best Of app for iTunes or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    Dallas' 50 Most Interesting Restaurants, No. 10: La Banqueta

    Leading up to our annual Best of Dallas® issue, we're counting down the 50 most interesting restaurants in Dallas. These spots bring something unique or compelling to the city's dining scene, feeding both your appetite and soul. Find more interesting places on our all-new Best Of app for iTunes or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2013

    Dallas' 50 Most Interesting Restaurants, No. 11: Sushi Sake

    Leading up to our annual Best of Dallas® issue, we're counting down the 50 most interesting restaurants in Dallas. These spots bring something unique or compelling to the city's dining scene, feeding both your appetite and soul. Find more interesting places on our all-new Best Of app for iTunes or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    Dallas' 50 Most Interesting Restaurants, No. 13: Nonna

    Leading up to our annual Best of Dallas® issue, we're counting down the 50 most interesting restaurants in Dallas. These spots bring something unique or compelling to the city's dining scene, feeding both your appetite and soul. Find more interesting places on our all-new Best Of app for iTunes or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    Dallas' 50 Most Interesting Restaurants, No. 15: Chennai Cafe

    Leading up to our annual Best of Dallas® issue, we're counting down the 50 most interesting restaurants in Dallas. These spots bring something unique or compelling to the city's dining scene, feeding both your appetite and soul. Find more interesting places on our all-new Best Of app for iTunes or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2013

    Dallas' 50 Most Interesting Restaurants, No. 16: Pakpao

    Leading up to our annual Best of Dallas® issue, we're counting down the 50 most interesting restaurants in Dallas. These spots bring something unique or compelling to the city's dining scene, feeding both your appetite and soul. Find more interesting places on our all-new Best Of app for iTunes or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2013

    Dallas' 50 Most Interesting Restaurants, No. 17: Ibex

    Leading up to our annual Best of Dallas® issue, we're counting down the 50 most interesting restaurants in Dallas. These spots bring something unique or compelling to the city's dining scene, feeding both your appetite and soul. Find more interesting places on our all-new Best Of app for iTunes or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2013

    Dallas' 50 Most Interesting Restaurants, No. 21: Tei-An

    Leading up to our annual Best of Dallas® issue, we're counting down the 50 most interesting restaurants in Dallas. These spots bring something unique or compelling to the city's dining scene, feeding both your appetite and soul. Find more interesting places on our all-new Best Of app for iTunes or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    Dallas' 50 Most Interesting Restaurants, No. 22: Omi

    Leading up to our annual Best of Dallas® issue, we're counting down the 50 most interesting restaurants in Dallas. These spots bring something unique or compelling to the city's dining scene, feeding both your appetite and soul. Find more interesting places on our all-new Best Of app for iTunes or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2013

    Dallas' 50 Most Interesting Restaurants, No. 23: Jeng Chi

    Leading up to our annual Best of Dallas® issue, we're counting down the 50 most interesting restaurants in Dallas. These spots bring something unique or compelling to the city's dining scene, feeding both your appetite and soul. Find more interesting places on our all-new Best Of app for iTunes or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2013

    Dallas' 50 Most Interesting Restaurants, No. 26: El Ranchito

    Leading up to our annual Best of Dallas® issue, we're counting down the 50 most interesting restaurants in Dallas. These spots bring something unique or compelling to the city's dining scene, feeding both your appetite and soul. Find more interesting places on our all-new Best Of app for iTunes or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2013

    Dallas' 50 Most Interesting Restaurants, No. 30: FT33

    Leading up to our annual Best of Dallas® issue, we're counting down the 50 most interesting restaurants in Dallas. These spots bring something unique or compelling to the city's dining scene, feeding both your appetite and soul. Find more interesting places on our all-new Best Of app for iTunes or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2013

    Dallas' 50 Most Interesting Restaurants, No. 34: Royal Sichuan

    Leading up to our annual Best of Dallas® issue, we're counting down the 50 most interesting restaurants in Dallas. These spots bring something unique or compelling to the city's dining scene, feeding both your appetite and soul. Find more interesting places on our all-new Best Of app for iTunes or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    Royal Sichuan Serves Fish with Serious Zing

    Remember when I brought some Sichuan peppercorns into the office to try out on the rest of the Observer staff? I've been looking for fiery Sichuan cooking on and off ever since. At the end of that blog post I mentioned Royal Sichuan, a small Chinese restaurant on Greenville Avenue in Richardson's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    Sichuanese Cuisine's Mapo Tofu Puts Electricity In Your Mouth, Fire In Your Belly

    Like many suburban Chinese restaurants, the dining room at Sichuanese Cuisine isn't much to look at. The decorations are sparse and say nothing of Chinese culture, and the tables are clad in thin, plastic coverings that will quickly get stained with drips of rusty red oil after you order this Mapo t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes, No. 76: Shanghai Buns at Jeng Chi Dumpling House

    To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2012 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. These little parcels of pasty dough were on last year's list, and they're not going an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    Mentho-Lyptus Peppercon Will Light Up Your Mouth

    ​"That's disturbing." I'd come to the Observer's weekly staff meeting with a small plastic bag of Sichuan peppercorns and passed them around the table. The spice isn't a pepper, but husks of a tiny fruit grown and consumed throughout Asia. When combined with real chiles and oil, the small po ... More >>

  • Film

    November 11, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    Spice & Tea Exchange Offers Everything Nice, Except its Secrets

    ​A new spice shop opening this weekend in West Village stocks sugars, salts and 150 types of spices, but a company spokesman says most customers come for their blends. The top 10 sellers at The Spice & Tea Exchange, which has 14 locations nationwide, include "Tuscany Blend," "Signature Blend" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    In the Land of Milk and Honey, They Have Porn. Of Course They Do.

    Milk and Honey and falafel sandwiches.​Milk and Honey Jerusalem Market and Grill 420 N. Coit Road, Richardson 972-404-0704 Try: The falafel sandwich Don't try: Thinking too hard about what makes the girlie mags kosher I went to Milk and Honey because I heard the Richardson café put pickles ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    Question Of The Week: Are All Cuisines Created Equal?

    Phoenix New Times​There's Tuscany and Provence. Sushi and other dishes from Japan have circled the globe. People argue the merits of Argentine beef or Scottish salmon. But who ever says "I'd love a good Russian head cheese" or "let's have some Irish food tonight"?Unless by that they mean Jameson's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    How 'Bout Them Knockers: Jasmine

    ​Each week in 'Knockers' we order from a different delivery restaurant, assessing their efficiency and keeping a running score.Jasmine 4002 Belt Line Road, Addison972-991-6867 Promised Delivery Time: 45 minutes Actual Delivery Time: 45 minutes Scoring Summary:128 menu items to choose from: 30 Be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2009

    Veggie Girl: Genghis Grill

    Given that there are only a limited number of places that combine the all-you-can-eat-meat ethic of a Texas de Brazil-type churrascaria with the opportunity to restrict your meal to negative-calorie watery vegetables while still appearing to eat dinner, Genghis Grill--as the marriage of those two ex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    Heart Like A Deal

    Scrambling to find a romantic, yet hip and unique option for Valentine's Day? Lucky for you, many local restaurants have special menus, special dishes or just special prices to choose from on this, er, special day. Here are some options: Cupid would be proud of Central 214's naughty new chef, Bly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    Pop Culture

    Chicken Lollipops. Red India Bistro, you had us at Chicken Lollipops.That menu item, one of many at the brand-new Indian-Chinese fusion restaurant in Addison, certainly caught our attention. What kept our attention however, was the bistro's other notable qualities implemented by owner Pramod Pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008
  • Dining

    June 19, 2008

    Bengal Tiger

    Spice and everything is nice at a new Indian eatery

  • Dining

    June 12, 2008
  • News

    June 8, 2006

    Chop Suey Syndrome

    Our restaurant critic travels to China to unravel the riddle: Why can't Dallas do Chinese?

  • Dining

    November 11, 2004
  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004

    Best Chinese Restaurant

    Gingko Tree China Bistro

  • Dining

    January 15, 2004

    Meal Tickets

    Are airline meals worth the cost?

  • Dining

    December 4, 2003

    Fish Play

    McCormick & Schmick's has great shucks, no jive

  • Dining

    November 27, 2003

    Glad to Meet You

    Gingko Tree offers Chinese fare at its best

  • Calendar

    November 8, 2001

    The Lost World

    Some of the world's greatest discoveries are complete accidents

  • Dining

    November 16, 2000

    Hot Off The Grill

    Do-it-yourself dishes at Zen Mongo

  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000
  • Dining

    February 24, 2000

    A bowl with a view

    Fishbowl is for peering. Eating isn't bad either.

  • Dining

    November 5, 1998

    Rice brewhaha

    The Blue Fish menusinks in a river of sake

  • Dining

    June 4, 1998

    Chinese slick

    P.F. Chang's polishes Chinese fare with an American bistro veneer

  • Dining

    January 25, 1996

    Dim memory

    Szechuan Pavilion is a shadow of its former greatness

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