It’s no secret that Chinese cuisine in America has been modified so much that the authentic version is a treasure. I look no further than Little Szechuan in Doraville for my “authentic Chinese fix.”
On every visit, it’s a must to order the Steamed Dumplings from the Appetizers. It’s impossible to have just one moist and tangy dumpling. After that I go for the legendary pre-meal plate: the Green Bean Special. The recipe has received rave reviews over the years. The Appetizer section of the menu is extensive. Beef Tendon with Pepper and Hot Sauce, Spicy Sesame Noodles, Crab Rangoon, Chicken Wings, Eggrolls, Sliced Beef Stewed and much more can stuff you before the entrees arrive.
The entrees at Little Szechuan are categorized under Beef, Poultry, Seafood and Vegetables. For me, the standout here is the Eggplant in Plum Sauce. It satisfies my hunger without being too filling. The Beef section is chock full of spicy treats including the Orange Peel, Spicy Cumin and Beef with Spicy Garlic Sauce. On too many visits, I played it safe and went with the more mild Mongolian Beef. Next time out, I’m going for the Spicy Beef on Sizzling Plate. Pork Lovers may rejoice at Little Szechuan. The Kung Pao Pork Kidney packs a punch as well as the Shredded Pork with Szechuan Cabbage.
The Seafood section contains quite a diverse choice of plates including the Steamed Tilapia with Black Bean Sauce, Sole Fish Fillet Sauteed with Kung Pao Sauce and Steamed Red Snapper with Special Bean Sauce.
Service is good on a busy night, but you must work for your server’s attention at times. Also, your eyes might be bigger than your appetite. Do not despair – you may bring home your leftovers in a doggy bag for lunch the next day.
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Dinner is served from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Lunch runs from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Little Szechuan is open seven days a week. They are located at 5091-C Buford Highway in Doraville.
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