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Duluth: Sichuan House

Category: Worth a detour.
Summary: Authentic Sichuan food---what more do you need?

My friend Yu took me to Sichuan House, located in Duluth in the nondescript strip mall location that is obligatory to interesting Atlanta restaurants.  (The more usual American spelling is Schezuan in case you are Googling or searching.)  I've been brainwashed to think of Sichuan food as simply hot.  But this is the kind of place that shows it is much more than that.

Yu tells me this dish is called heartbreak noodles because of the peppers.  It was definitely hot but several other flavors clearly came through.  The noodles were delicate in both taste and texture.

This was Yu's favorite.  The meat is bacon made on the premises.  The bacon had very little meat on it and perhaps was closer to streak-o-lean.  Greens and mushrooms complement the bacon.  It wasn't hot at all and the bacon didn't have a strong nitrite flavor so everything was very well balanced.

We also tried the duck, which was served dry with a finely crispy coating.  Duck is much more common in certain types of Chinese cuisine than it is in American restaurants.  While I feel sorry fro the little ducks, I do use trips to restaurants like this to enjoy it.

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