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Chinese

First off, this isn’t the place that you go for your standby order of General Tso’s chicken with a side of egg rolls. This is the place you go when you want to experience what the real food of China tastes like, and no, it’s not what you’d expect. The menu is separated into two parts; the first section contains the more authentic dishes and the second part features your run-of-the-mill American-Chinese cuisine, but don’t let yourself stray and stick to the items in the first section where you’ll be treated to a whole new world of flavors and textures. The couple’s beef is a cold beef dish liberally dressed with spicy chili oil, peanuts, and cilantro, and the ma po tofu has cubes of silky tofu set adrift in a fiery broth with ground pork serving to provide more in the way of texture than flavor. If you’re feeling extremely adventurous, go for the Szechuan cold bean jelly. Unless you’re already familiar with Chinese cuisine, we guarantee you’ve never had anything like it.

Minneapolis

Grand Szechuan

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First off, this isn’t the place that you go for your standby order of General Tso’s chicken with a side of egg rolls. This is the place you go when you want to experience what the real food of China tastes like, and no, it’s not what you’d expect. The menu is separated into two parts; the first section contains the more authentic dishes and the second part features your run-of-the-mill American-Chinese cuisine, but don’t let yourself stray and stick to the items in the first section where you’ll be treated to a whole new world of flavors and textures. The couple’s beef is a cold beef dish liberally dressed with spicy chili oil, peanuts, and cilantro, and the ma po tofu has cubes of silky tofu set adrift in a fiery broth with ground pork serving to provide more in the way of texture than flavor. If you’re feeling extremely adventurous, go for the Szechuan cold bean jelly. Unless you’re already familiar with Chinese cuisine, we guarantee you’ve never had anything like it.