This review is based on the food as delivered to my hotel down the street. Â I was not promised a delivery time but my order came in about 30 minutes. Â The delivery guy was polite and I tipped him appropriately - hey, I had a good day. Â I ordered a pint of hot and sour soup and an order of Szechwan Chicken. Â The soup was, hands down, the very spiciest hot and sour soup that I've ever had, anywhere. Â I loved it. Â Too often have I been served a tepid, pasty mush - this soup has chutzpa! Â You're a stronger person for having consumed it, and you probably have automatically learned a foreign language through the sheer power of pulling that potential energy into your body. Â Whoo! Â
The main course was just not right. Â Szechwan meals that I've enjoyed at every other Chinese restaurant has been pleasantly spicy meat with a modest variety of vegetables in a thick sauce. Â This dish had a generous quantity of chicken but an overwhelmingly cosmopolitan variety of vegetables: Â carrots, bak choi, water chestnuts, baby carrots, mushrooms, green pepper, onion. Â Moreover the sauce was thin and featured fish paste or fish oil. Â Spicy? Â Not so much. Â Not a bad dish, and certainly plenty for a single meal, but not really at all what I wanted.
And when, oh when will I remember to ask for chopsticks? Â I got all kinds of sauces, crispy noodles for the soup (unused), hot mustard, sweet and sour sauce, soy sauce but no ohashi//kwaitzu/chopsticks, alas.
If you're in Ft. Lauderdale and have a craving for an Asian flavor make this your second stop. Â It is serviceable - no it is good - just not great.