Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Wu Liang Ye

After getting burgers, we headed straight to MoMA to see Apocalypse Now Redux. It was a ridiculous 3.5 hours long so we headed straight to dinner afterwards. We were in the neighborhood of some of the midtown Chinese restaurants and decided to check out one of Lei's recommendations, a Szechuan place called Wu Liang Ye.

We got Double Cooked Fresh Bacon with Spicy Capsicum, Shredded Camphur Tea Smoked Duck with Spring Ginger, and Sauteed Stringbeans with Yibin City Spiced. I think we came on an off day. That might explain the mixed reviews on menupages.com. The bacon was a little too much in that I felt like I was going to have a heart attack while I was eating it. I usually have a pretty high tolerance for fat. The duck tasted good and smoky, but it seemed like it had been sitting out for a while. Like it wasn't really freshly cooked. The stringbeans were fine, but I could only think of the ones that we had from Grand Sichuan International which I liked better. Overall, the cooking was missing a certain something. Maybe it was that wok taste. There was none of that.

I'd like to come back on a non-Sunday when it's a little busier to see if things are any better. At the very least, it is much better than typical take out.

Wu Liang Ye
36 W 48th St (btn 5th and 6th Ave)
New York 10036

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