Originally Posted by rousseau
I haven't eaten Chinese in Hamilton in four years now, but in 2003 the best Chinese food was Old Szechuan at the corner of James and Rebecca (it was a Turkish restaurant before that, which wasn't bad, either).
Old Szechuan was run by people from the province of Sichuan (old English spelling: Szechuan), and had all the great spicy delicacies like mapo tofu, authentic kung pao chicken and "husband-wife lung slices." That last dish isn't lung at all, but beef and tripe in chillies. It was delicious. I miss it.
I've been told that the new Chinese place that replaced Old Szechuan is really good.
But yea, I miss that place. The soup was killer....send me scrambling for kleenex everytime.
The lunch specials were awesome too.
I haven't had the Pagoda in years...I seem to recall it being sub-par. Is it as good as Crystal Dynasty or Forbidden City??
We always take our kids downtown for the Christmas tree lighting ceremony each year and have dinner at the Forbidden City. What a difference that King St window makes. I always hate it when restaurants have their windows blocked up.