Lunch at Chengdu Taste

We had an absolutely fabulous lunch at Chengdu Taste, located at 808 Sheridan Street. This 3 story building has a vertical parking garage, where cars are moved vertically via elevators. Hence, valet parking is required. The first hour is free, and it is $2 for every hour after that. There also is an elevator that will take you to Chengdu Taste on the second floor. There are public restrooms on every floor.

Chengdu Taste specializes in Sichuan (Szechuan) cuisine, which tends to be hot and spicy. However, not everything on the menu is hot and spicy.

Sichuan province is a landlocked area in southwestern China. It is predominantly populated by Han Chinese. There is a small minority of Tibetans in the western part of the province:

Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan. Ancient architecture contrasts with modern skyscrapers:

This is the restaurant on the second floor:

Here we are. We were the first customers. More customers came in later:

You need a smart phone to scan the QR Code on the table, and then you tap on the pictures to order your meal. Paper menus are available, but those prices are not current. If you need help, just ask the nice waitress.

Toothpick lamb with cumin. Tender morsels of lamb were skewered with toothpicks. Cilantro topped this dish. (Definitely spicy):

Spareribs with pineapple. Sesame seeds topped this dish. Sweet and sour flavor. (Not spicy):

Chengdu fried rice. Rice with egg and green onions. Seasoned with just salt and pepper. (Not spicy):

Dessert consisted of 3 Rice cakes. These were tender and very delicate. Lovely dessert. (Not spicy):

Overall, the food was to die for! It was all so packed with flavor. This meal was unforgettable.

The portion size of each dish was large enough to feed 3 people. We ate to our heart’s content and left nothing behind.

Chengdu Taste is an excellent place for delicious Sichuan cuisine. We’ll definitely be back to try other dishes on their extensive menu.

15 Responses to “Lunch at Chengdu Taste”

  1. DavidH Says:

    That was a great meal. The food and service were great. I can’t wait until we return!

  2. Doug M Says:

    The food looked delicious!! It’s not even 7:00 a.m. here in Pittsburgh and my mouth is watering! Gigi, that’s a really nice photo of you and David. You both look great. 🙂👍

  3. tomthebackroadstraveller Says:

    …this looks like a special place.

  4. Granny Annie Says:

    I hope you get paid for all these wonderful restaurant reviews. If I lived close I would go there for sure.

  5. Arkansas Patti Says:

    Anni has a point. You ought to at least get free meals for your great reviews. You had me at the lamb. It’s my favorite meat and it looked wonderful.

  6. Olga Says:

    There are obviously some really great restaurants in Hawaii. This one looks exceptional.

  7. Beatrice Says:

    Its always nice to find a restaurant where you enjoy the food and would like to return in the future. Your meal choices all looked good, except I would skip the spicy ones myself.

  8. Elephant's Child Says:

    It does look and sound good.

  9. Christine Says:

    The food looks so good Gigi!

  10. Joared Says:

    Very attractive looking food. I agree, you should receive free meals or at least a discount for your mouth-watering photos and descriptions.

  11. Nancy Chan Says:

    The food looks good and delicious. There was a Sichuan restaurant here but no more. I have tasted and I enjoy the food served by the Sichuan restaurant.

  12. Iris Flavia Says:

    I like the concept of the parking and… oh, you look so pretty and happy and the dress is just wonderful!
    And the foood, hmmmm. Looks like you had a very .great time 🙂
    We´ll have boring Königsberger Klopse over the weekend. Suddenly sounds not that yummy… Glad my eyes can join your meal!

  13. Valerie-Jael Says:

    Your food looks good, and its a great location. Glad you enjoyed every bit of your meal! Valerie

  14. wisewebwoman Says:

    Getting caught up with you Gigi after my long sojourn. Loved the paintings of the horses and your trip to Italy, one of my favourites too, an enchanting place.
    XO
    WWW

  15. David Gascoigne Says:

    It’s always great when you dine out and feel well satisfied. I don’t think I have ever been the first patron in a restaurant, but I have closed a few!

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