Sunday, November 05, 2006
Szechuan Best in Randallstown, MD
When I was growing up, Szechuan Best was one of my family's favorite Chinese restaurants to go to. The place opened in the 1980's and initially was rated one of the best Chinese restaurants in the Baltimore area. Nowadays, the place is looking a little rundown, but the food is still pretty amazing. In particular on weekends, they serve one of the best dim sum menus anywhere.
We started with some sweet warm soy milk accompanied by fried dough with sesame bread.(above) You take the fried dough and put it into the sesame bread to make a "bread sandwich".
One of the restaurants unique items is a fried dumpling "pocket" with leeks, egg, and clear noodles. A great dish, even suitable for vegetarians.
Another specialty is a baked pastry with finely sliced turnips and pork.
Of course, they have scallion pancake as well.
My favorite dish is the steamed vegetable dumplings. I can eat 2 trays of these dumplings. They are so tasty, and they are good for you, too.
We also got a nice side dish of tendon marinated in chili oil with onion and garlic. This thing is really hard to make at home.
My mom's favorite dish is a dessert item that is sesame coated sticky rice with date paste in the middle. I'm not a big fan of Chinese dessert, but this is pretty good especially made at Szechuan Best.
8625 Liberty Rd
Randallstown, MD 21133