We’ve been looking for a new place to add to our regular takeout rotation now that Thai Cranford and San Marzano Pasta Bar have closed. I was glancing at Yelp reviews one day and saw people giving rave reviews to a new restaurant in Westfield, Sichuan Dynasty. So at the end of December we did our first takeout order from them…and we’ve since ordered from them nearly every week since.
The dishes they offer are similar to what you might find in a Chinese restaurant but we definitely feel the quality is superior. We start with their Shredded Cucumber Salad and Dumplings in Spicy Sauce. The cucumber salad cuts the spiciness of everything nicely, plus the freshness of the cucumbers is something you rarely get in a takeout meal. The dumplings are outstanding, putting other dumplings I’ve had to shame. They’re both delicate and substantial, the perfect starter to your meal.
For the entrées they’ve expanded their menu in just the few months since they’ve opened. We’ve tried the Kung Pao Chicken, Ma Po’s Bean Curd, and Garlic Broccoli. My husband loves the Kung Pao Chicken. Every time we order it he remarks on the quality of the meat as compared to other restaurants. I really enjoyed the Bean Curd but my favorite entrée is the Garlic Broccoli. It sounds simple but the broccoli is cooked just right and it’s very garlicky, just the way I like it. I do like to ask for the food to be made spicy but that’s just a personal preference. It tastes good whether it’s extra spicy or not.
The last time Dennis picked up our food the owner came out and shook his hand, thanking us for being regular customers. Sichuan Dynasty is a great addition to the food scene in the area, and I’m so happy to support another local business.
515 South Ave. West