Sunday, March 25, 2007

Lunch at Szechuan House in Lutherville, MD

My parents and I love to eat at the Szechuan House in Lutherville, MD. The place caters to white people as well as Chinese customers, but the real secret is the section of the menu called the Country Side Taste. It's where the good stuff is.

Today, we started with an appetizer from their sushi menu, the baby octopus. It's got a nice sauce with sesame seeds, and you just eat up these octopi up whole.

We then got the Ginger Manila Clam soup. It's simple really- clams, onions, and sliced ginger in a soup. The ginger flavor is strong.

This is the Wuu Geng Niou Naan. It's beef with some tendon cooked up in radish and tofu. It comes to the table on a metal elevated tray with a blue fire underneath so it's bubbling hot. The sauce is rich and it's just a tad spicy.

We also got this Sea Bass dish. The fish was nice and fatty, and the sauce- just fantastic with some white rice.

Szechuan House
1427 York Road
Lutherville, MD


Anonymous said...

caters to white people??

Anonymous said...

yeah, what's up with that.. sounds moronic!

fougoo said...

I think by "caters to white people" the blogger means that they serve General Tso's Chicken, Sweet and Sour Pork, and all the other dishes that Americans think of as Chinese food, which were really invented by the first immigrants to America who had to make do with the ingredients they could get here.

Watch Anthony Bourdain's "Hidden New York" episode where he goes to eat in Chinatown with a Chinese friend, and they both order their favorite dishes from their childhood and you'll get the idea.