The Dan Dan noodles were noticeably less oily than Han Dynasty’s version. There was a sesame sauce under the noodles, but considerably less chili oil. Tasty, but I still prefer Han. At $5.99 it’s two bucks cheaper. My wife and I shared the order (plenty for two) and split two entrees .. Geleshan Ma La Chicken and Flash Fried Crispy Fish Filet. Both were HUGE servings. The Ma La (similar to Chonqing) chicken is prepared with tongue numbing Szechuan peppercorns as well as a heaping of dry red peppers. Scallions, garlic and chili oil round out the “sauce” and an ample sprig of cilantro slowly permeates the dish as you eat. There were a few salt bombs among the chunks of wok-fried chicken thigh, but mostly the seasoning was balanced (if three-pepper heat can be called that.) The fish was tasty, with the same dried peppers, scallions, and the addition of a few red/green bell peppers added. Not as crispy and Han’s version, but a solid dish for that far in the burbs.
There were several table occupied at 12:30 on a Sunday. We were the only Occidentals in the place. The staff English was pretty good. No misunderstandings. Prices are comparable to my bellwether, Han, but the menu is much more extensive. Plenty of dumbed-down Yankee Chinese on the menu as well.. http://www.bamboo46.com/
I will bring my picky parents here! Thanks Jan!
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