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I hate Grand Szechuan restaurants except for Chelsea

I had only eaten at Grand Szechuan on 24th and 9th and so far had very few misses. The spicy eggplant with minced pork is exceptionally good albeit a bit oily, tea-smoked duck is delicious as well. I also like the spinach with garlic, and the snow pea shoots which are mild in flavor - nice counter-balances to spicy dishes. The soup dumplings are excellent and are all-time favorites, and string bean with garlic is very tasty. I don't particularly care for the fancy fresh chicken dishes, nor the mushroom with baby bok choy - the latter was very bland in its soupy white sauce. The spicy and sour squid dish was also boring - I'd definitely not ordering it again. One thing that bothered me was that the staff could be a bit coarse, but now that the waitresses recognize my face they are a lot more friendly - can't say the same for the money-counters.

Dec 24, 2008
Aeromedusa in Manhattan

Vietnamese coriander (rau ram)

FYI, I went to both the Thai market on Mosco and Tan Tin Hung. The Thai market does not carry Vietnamese coriander, but Tan Tin Hung does (among other VN goodies).

Sep 09, 2008
Aeromedusa in Manhattan

Vietnamese coriander (rau ram)

Cool! I'll check it out too. Thanks.

Sep 09, 2008
Aeromedusa in Manhattan

Vietnamese coriander (rau ram)

Awesome! I will let you know if they have it.

Sep 09, 2008
Aeromedusa in Manhattan

Vietnamese coriander (rau ram)

Thanks, MMRuth!!! I will check it out. It drives me nuts that I couldn't find the darn thing.

Sep 09, 2008
Aeromedusa in Manhattan

Vietnamese coriander (rau ram)

Does anyone know where I can find Vietnamese coriander (rau ram) in Manhattan, or the boroughs? It is one of my favorite herbs, but I haven't been able to find any. Thanks in advance.

Sep 09, 2008
Aeromedusa in Manhattan