Spicy, spicy, spicy!!! Let's do Chengdu Taste of Szechuan!

  • August 10, 2014 · 5:00 PM
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Chengdu Taste, Sichuan restaurant famous for its toothpick lamb and its 1-2 hour wait, and their off the menu specials. Let's stop in for dinner and find out what the "secret" menu is all about.

Being a first timer, I'll let Yelp guide us in our selection. Looking at the pictures posted on Yelp, the food looks so tasty and I can't wait to try them all ;)  I like what I see!  Nom! Nom!

So if you're up for some tasty and hot-spicy food, hop on board and join me!

Here are some of their items I'd like to try:

•Toothpick Lamb with Cumin

•Diced Rabbit with Younger Sister's 

  Secret Recipe

•Tan Tan Mien

•Cold Noodles with Garlic Sauce

•Kung Pao Crawfish

•Spicy Frog

•Smoked Tea Duck

•Chengdu Fried Rice

•Fish Filet with Green Pepper

•Griddle Beef

•Green Pepper Potato Strips

•Flavored Pork Curua (braised pork)


EVENT NOTES:

• We will meet in front of the restaurant shortly before 5:00pm.  I will try and get a reservation.

• We will be dining "Family Style." The food bill will be split evenly among all attendees. Attendees will be responsible for paying for their own alcoholic beverages.  Please note that flexibility is an important part of family-style dining, and if you want to take a chance on attending, you have to be amenable to what the group will order. You don't have to eat everything that is ordered, but everyone pays equally, whether you eat everything or not. The goal for family-style dining is to allow for the entire group to sample as wide a variety of dishes as possible. If one or more attendees choose to order on their own, that limits the group's choices, which defeats the purpose of what Family-Style Dining is all about. If this definition of Family-Style Dining doesn't feel comfortable, this may not be the right type of event for you.

• Cost per person is expected to be about $20 - $25, depending on how much food we order, plus any beverages, tax and gratuity.  Please bring at least $40 in CASH (small bills preferred) to settle your portion of the bill.

• Parking is available in the private lot. Street parking is also available. Be sure to read the street signs for any parking restrictions, especially whether or not you need to feed the meters, if you are parked at a meter space.   

• Yelp:  http://m.yelp.com/biz/chengdu-taste-alhambra


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  • Daisy

    Krissypoo. Like Winnie the Pooh? I like that!

    August 10

  • June

    Ditto to everything that has already been said! It took me 2 hours to recover from my food and spice coma. Thank you, Kris! Everyone was awesome!

    2 · August 10

    • Kris

      You're funny June! Thanks for the comment and :)

      August 10

  • Diana

    Awesome meetup! The food choices were perfect. Had plenty of food for cheap and enjoyed the snow afterward. Was fun to see everyone. Thanks for organizing, Kris!

    3 · August 10

    • Kris

      It was so fun meeting up with you tonight Diana!

      August 10

    • Diana

      Always my pleasure, Krissypoo :)

      2 · August 10

  • Susan C.

    Thanks for organizing the meetup Kris! We really enjoyed it. Food was great. You are the best!

    2 · August 10

  • Kris

    Thanks everyone for coming!
    You're all my heroes!!!

    2 · August 10

  • Kris

    Thanks Albert for the much needed shaved snow for dessert!
    The food was so spicy, and you'd saved my tongue...lol

    August 10

  • Albert

    This was an excellent meetup! Good food, we all got to sit together with plenty of elbow room, lots of food with plenty of variety, and then we got some shaved snow afterwards. Kris did an awesome job as always!

    2 · August 10

  • GC

    Thanks for organizing, Kris! We ordered waaay too much :) Now, if I can only get some feeling back in my tongue...

    2 · August 10

    • Kris

      But for only $22/person ;)
      A very HOT deal!

      August 10

    • Kris

      You will get your feelings back tomorrow, promise :)

      August 10

  • Aven

    Hot

    2 · August 10

  • Kris

    I'm here! Put name on the list. There's already a liine of people waiting outside. I see a big tempty table, hope we can get that :)

    August 10

  • Kris

    Hi everyone! Don't forget today at 5pm is our Szechuan foodie event!
    Please be there on time so we can seated when a table is available for us. They no longer take reservation, we'll have to put our name on the waiting list. If anyone is there before me, please help us get a table of 10 by putting your name on the list. Thanks!!!

    See you soon :))

    August 10

  • Kris

    Hi everyone! Don't forget today at 5pm is our Szechuan foodie event!
    Please be there on time so we can seated when a table is available for us. They no longer take reservation, we'll have to put our name on the waiting list. If anyone is there before me, please help us get a table of 10 by putting your name on the list. Thanks!!!

    See you soon :))

    August 10

  • Kris

    Mark, I sent you an email. Please check!

    August 9

  • Susan C.

    Anyway I can bring a friend? Thought I'd added a +1, but it doesn't seem like it...

    1 · August 8

    • Susan C.

      Never mind. My browser was acting up. See everyone Sunday!

      1 · August 8

  • Daisy

    It's about an hour wait,

    August 5

  • Sklar

    Kris, make sure your reservations are clear with them. The last time I hosted an event here, they had to put my party of 11 at 2 tables (5 at 1 and 7 at the other) because they weren't managing the tables properly.

    July 29

    • Sklar

      I guess their policies have changed since they're so slammed these days. I'd recommend that you get there around 4:30pm and put your name on the list. They're about as busy as Newport Seafood.

      August 5

    • Kris

      I'll try to do that then. TY

      August 5

  • yarom l.

    FYI They take res, BUT they wont allow any wines

    1 · July 24

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