Since the husband needed to work until 7 pm, we ended up grabbing dinner at Sichuan Pavilion, located conveniently one block away from our offices. This spot is a favorite of many of my former Japanese coworkers at my previous job. While we were there, we even saw a large party from the Japanese Embassy arrive.
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The husband often has to come here for business dinners, so he has a number of favorite dishes.
These are two of his choices: cold jellyfish and cold chicken in spicy sauce.
I'm not a huge fan of either, but I do prefer the chicken dish here compared to the version at Sichuan Jin River in MD.
This is more like it. Dan Dan Noodles
Sichuan Pavilion uses super thin noodles and their dan dan dish is a little soupier than other places. A nice combination of spicy pork with spinach in a spicy broth. Usually it's more fiery, but the flavor seemed a bit tame. Or perhaps my taste buds just craved a spicier, incendiary broth.
Tender Beef in Spicy Sauce
Ahhhh....love this dish. The beef really is tender, and you can see the spicy chili flakes.