Sunday, October 9, 2011

Spicy Sichuan Food at Hunan Kitchen in Flushing

After walking around Flushing for the day, our group settled for a small sit-down dinner at a Sichuan restaurant and decided on Hunan Kitchen of Grand Sichuan, ordering a few dishes to sample.  Sichuan food is great if you enjoy spicy food, as many of their dishes are stir fried with dried hot peppers, and they're also known for their literally mouth numbing peppercorns.

We ordered the Spicy Cumin Lamb, which was delicious!  It reminds me of Xian's Famous Foods' lamb noodles and was quickly gobbled up by the group.

The restaurant is also well known for their BBQ Fish...which really isn't BBQ at all and is more of a baked whole fish topped with a vegetable ragout which included carrots, celery, peanuts, chilies, and even sweet potatoes.   It's even served on a portable stove burner tableside!  This dish was unique and tasted good, but I wish the fish they had was bigger (yes there IS a fish in there under all those veggies!)

Another great dish we ordered was the salt and pepper eel.  The black stuff in the photo are fried chilies and actually go really well with the salty fried eel.

Finally, we also ordered a side of fried pumpkin cakes, which have had good reviews as well.  They were pretty good, but to me tasted similar to say....a sweet potato hash brown.

Flushing has a ton of amazing Chinese restaurants, but Hunan Kitchen of Grand Sichuan is a solid choice if you're craving spicy Sichuan food.

Hunan Kitchen of Grand Sichuan
42-47 Main St
FlushingNY 11355

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