Finally! A restaurant has opened in Bloomington that I can be excited about. Grand Szechuan has replaced the mediocre Asian Buffet (honestly, who thought up that name) at the Valley West shopping center on the northwest corner of France and Old Shakopee.
Rumour has it that the head chef of Little Szechuan in St. Paul recently walked out, taking the kitchen staff with him. Chef Luo has opened up Grand Szechuan in the unlikely location of West Bloomington. We couldn’t be more excited.
I stopped on the way home last night and picked up some takeout. I stuck to the Chinese section of the menu. Here’s what I ordered:
Szechuan Dan Dan Noodles
Szechuan Chili Tofu
Everything was delicious, but the favorite was the Double Cooked Pork. Thin slices of pork belly sauteed with peppers, green onion and black beans. The guys taking my order seemed excited that I actually wanted to order pork belly.
Are you getting hungry? I’ve attached a pdf of their menu. There are so many things we want to try. Is it too soon to go back?