Sichuan Garden, Round Rock, Texas

Had lunch at Sichuan Garden  today.  It's always a treat to have real Chinese.  We stopped in around 3:00 p.m., so absolutely no one but us was there!  Service was (understandably) good, although they had trouble understanding when I asked if they could give us an orange or apple for (our overly picky and not hungry) Number One Son.  He avoided scurvy and starvation via apple juice, instead.  In his favor, our waiter helped me learn to pronounce the Chinese word on my fortune cookie at the end of our meal.  I can now call loudly for wine the next time I decide to get drunk in China - Jui! Jui!

The hubby had promised the kids "meat on a stick", so we had the the Fried Dumplings and Beef Stick appetizers.  Not bad, but not great.  The mu shu pork filling was good, but we had to fold the pancakes ourselves (not my best talent), and they tore easily as they hadn't been steamed.  I'll follow along with the rest of Yelp and give two big thumbs up to the House Special Crispy Spicy Chicken.  The hubby avoids bell peppers as they easily irritate his stomach, but he couldn't stop sneaking bites.  Number One Daughter highly recommends the non-spicy beef noodle soup - as the name escapes me, and is missing from the online menu, I can only tell you it was item D8.  She asked on the way out if we could eat here again on our next trip through.  Generous portions, 2 appetizers, 2 entrees, 1 entree soup, 1 soda, 1 juice - $40, very reasonable.  We'll be back!

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