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However, it lacked, to us, any "Tibetan" charm which is what we expected from reading the promos. It is a 15-minute drive from Chunxi Road, Kuan Zhai Alley or Jinli Ancient Street. Guest rooms are fitted with a personal safe, tea/coffee making facilities and a flat-screen TV with cable channels.Other places too often simply drown the dumplings in a deep orange slick.

An unusual appetizer of cold sliced beef layered between fistfuls of cilantro leaves was so encrusted with the anesthetizing dust of peppercorn spice that my lips tingled as though they were covered with velvet.

A mini-wok of dry pot-style lamb was also a full-powered mouthful of heat, but it was the mingling of other textures — the snap of leeks, sweet onions, and crunchy fresh bean sprouts — that brought the flavor of tender lamb to the fore.

“No one makes Sichuan food in Philly as authentic as ours,” he said, in the grand bragging tradition of shrugging off the competition, pointing to Chengdu’s lighter hand on sweet sesame paste in its dandan noodles, compared with other locals that he claims hew more to a richer Beijing style.

I’ll leave the hairsplitting recipe analysis to other experts in Chinese regional cooking.

Just a 15-minute walk from Chengdu North Train Station, Chengdu Tibet Hotel features a Tibetan theme with a hint of modern art decor.

Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is a 25-minute drive away.Add another 600-plus students at Drexel — including Rao, a 2015 grad — and you have an economic force that’s already been credited with driving Chinatown’s youthful makeover in the last few years, as many of that neighborhood’s traditional Cantonese menus have been replaced with more stylish, trendy concepts tuned to Sichuan, hot pots, hand-drawn noodles, Shanghai, and now Taiwan.It only makes sense that this same audience has begun transforming West Philly, too, where nearly a dozen restaurants have landed over the last few years: high-profile early entries Han Dynasty (still my favorite branch of the Sichuan chain) and Sang Kee, the dim sum and duck specialist; Xi’an Sizzling Woks, with its spice-dusted skewers and pita-lamb soup; the hot pots of Ochatto; and the Taiwanese fried chicken snacks (plus squid balls and salty froth-topped milk teas) of charming little Lulu Cafe.Even the cold dandan variation called “Chengdu Ignite” was not quite as unbearably fiery as we anticipated, its pinwheel of colorful toppings adding the richness of crushed peanuts, savory crumbles of minced beef, and a fermented tang of fresh red peppers.This is not to say Chengdu Famous Foods will not light a few sparks. Free parking on site and rooms with free wired internet are provided.

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