Lao Sze Chuan: "Crunchy Fried Shrimp in Mayo Sauce!!!" Lao Sze Chuan Tip by riorich55

Lao Sze Chuan, Chicago: 5 reviews and 11 photos

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Although the service left a little to be desired, we enjoyed the food. The meal started off with the hot tea and a complimentary small plate of spicy cabbage (shown in one of the pictures). It was spicy and we both drank a full glass of ice water the calm the heat from the sauce, but it was good and we didn't have heartburn afterwards so that was good. This is a Szechuan restaurant but there are over 200 different entries on the menu.

Our two main dishes were the Mongolian Beef Tenderloin which was cooked just right and the other was the Crispy Fried Shrimp in Mayonaise Sauce (see below).

We went on a Saturday night around 6:00 p.m. and waited for about 15 minutes. The restaurant has 2 sections an upstairs and a downstairs. To get to the upstairs portion you walk back outside and up the stairs and give the person seating people your number that you received from downstairs. On this cold February night we were really glad to go to a warmer upstairs which was roomier then the downstairs section. Picture is from the downstairs section. Also since I didn't want to be too obtrusive with my camera these are pictures from the restaurants website.

Favorite Dish: I ordered the Crispy Fried Shrimp in Mayonaise Sauce. Now before you say YUCK, it was very tasty and really you just were able to taste the creamy part of the mayonaise and not so much the egg part. It also had a tinge of orange taste to it and was served with a slice of orange.

Address: 2172 S. Archer, Chicago, IL 60616
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: On the north side of Archer Avenue across the street from the Main Gate into Chinatown
Phone: 312 326 5040
Price: US$11-20
Rating: 4
Theme: Chinese/Dim Sum

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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