Grand Szechuan opens second location in Plymouth
|A new Szechuan in the 'burbs|
Hot Dish stopped by to see the new site and chatted briefly with manager Dan Luo, son of the chef.
|Pick up your take-out here.|
For fans of the Bloomington location, this will be your new westside go-to, as the menu is identical to its sister store. In the former home of Red Pepper Chinese, the new restaurant is still undergoing some decor changes, but has a lot of space and one Chinese-style, large, lazy-susan table in the back room. There is plenty of light and the same gigantic menu, which will likely re-inspire all those long Yelp and Chowhound chains by Twin Cities Szechuan food lovers.
|Dan Dan noodles to go|
Dan Luo suggested that people who seek authenticity try the Chung King Chili Chicken ($11) and Dan Dan Noodle ($5), while those who like it more Americanized should go for the Orange Chicken ($5.95 for the Lunch Special). The Hot Dish tried the Dan Dan noodle and found that the noodles had a pleasing texture but could have used a little more spice. The Orange Chicken also tasted good--mild in heat with delicious flavors unmarred by the off aftertastes that seem endemic to cut-rate Chinese restaurants (hello, Panda Express).
|The calm interior after the lunch crowd|
You'll find the second Grand Szechuan next to Pizza Hut in a Plymouth mini-mall with a free parking lot. If you love the first one, you'll be happy here. The hours and the Milk Crispy Shrimp ($14) will be exactly the same.
|Orange chicken lunch special|
Grand Szechuan - Plymouth
187 Cheshire Lane N., Plymouth