Chinese Lunch!

I am at the Grand Sichuan on 9th (between 24th & 25th) for lunch. I remember this place from years ago.

Starting with dumplings in sesame sauce.


Time for Kung Bao Ji Ding from fresh never frozen free range chicken. Wonderful!

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  1. Lucy says:

    It’s only breakfast time here on the west coast, and somehow, I’m hungry for lunch…enjoy Father !!

  2. Ann says:

    I am now hungry for mondu–sigh–I love Asian food!

  3. Matthew says:

    I love this restaurant, Fr. Z! It was one of my favorites back when I lived in Manhattan. I lived near their 9th Avenue and 51st(?)street location. The “Green Parrots with Red Mouth” was my favorite starter and the “Dry and Saute Shredded Beef” my favorite main dish. Given that you know Chinese food so well, I would be interested to hear your impression of the place.

  4. Paul S. says:

    Those dumplings look delicious.

  5. Jayna says:

    That looks way better than my Lean Cuisine frozen meal.

  6. Brian says:


    Your luch looks great – I couldn’t get out of the office – so all I had was a cup of Lipton’s Chicken – or should I say, SALT soup. Hopefully by the time I get home to New jersey, my wife will have a nice meal waiting for me.
    I am a man of hope….

    God bless !

  7. Dr. Eric says:

    Hao chi, hao chi!

    Is the first photo of guo tie or shui jiao? I can’t tell from the photo.

    You are formally invited to come to our house and partake of my Suan La Tang, Guo Tie, and Chun Pi Niu Rou.

  8. J K says:

    Looks good–there’s nothing like old favorites done masterfully. That’s just about the same as my first ever meal in China, and probably is equally as yummy. Those look like shui jiao to me, but I could be wrong. Eat the black, eat the red!

  9. Dr. Eric: That would be an honor. Perhaps when I am in your area.

  10. Dr. Eric says:

    When you’re near St. Louis, give me about a week’s notice. :-)

  11. Kathy says:

    Nothing to do with food here….Father, have you heard that Fr. Tim Vakoc died Saturday night?

  12. jarhead462 says:

    So……hungry….must have …..some of ……THAT!
    If I was not working today, I would be headed for the tunnel as we speak, and I would buy that for you, Father! (and one for me ;)

    Enjoy your stay in the rainy east.

    Semper Fi!

  13. Dr. Eric says:

    I don’t know if anyone watches “No Reservations” on the Travel Channel, but Anthony Bourdain is in Shanghai sampling various types of dumplings. I really want to try the special “purse” dumpling filled with soup.

  14. David D. says:

    Dr. Eric:

    Next time you’re in New York, go to Joe’s Shanghai and have the amazing soup dumplings:

  15. David D. says:

    Dr. Eric:

    Next time you\’re in New York, go to Joe\’s Shanghai and have the amazing soup dumplings:

  16. Dr. Eric says:

    David D,

    The next time? I’ve never been!

    It looks like I’ll have to go now! :-D

  17. Patricia Gonzalez says:

    Salivating for that delicious-looking food … and we just finished dinner!


  18. Paul M says:


    What kind of tea did you enjoy with that fantastic meal?

  19. Limbo says:

    YUCK !

  20. irishgirl says:

    The dumplings look good! Never had much Chinese food, though-I’m always afraid they’ll serve dog meat! And that would make me every mad!

    Hey Fr. Z, you gotta come to Upstate New York sometime! In my hometown, we have a lot of nice restaurants….Italian, Chinese, even Bosnian!

    You can have Buffalo chicken wings, tomato pie, pusties, half moons….yeah I know, they’re not what the ‘food police’ wants to eat…who cares what ‘they’ think, right?

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