Golden Szechuan Inn


April 11, 1992|By Sherrie Ruhl

554 Baltimore Pike, in the Bel Air Town Center.

Hours 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays, noon to 11 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 10 p.m. Sundays. (410) 893-4848. Bel Air's newest Chinese restaurant might just be its best. This upscale eatery serves the tried and true, such as moo goo gai pan and sweet and sour pork for $7.95 each.

The restaurant, which has been open for about 18 months, also veers into the exotic, including dishes such as house Hunan beef for $14.95. This dish includes large cubes of filet mignon, baby corn and Chinese vegetables in a hot sauce.

Watch out for hot and spicy dishes. They live up to their name and are so marked on the menu.

There are daily lunch specials, served with pork fried rice. Examples include shrimp chow mein or shredded pork Peking-style for $4.95. Shrimp with lobster sauce is an affordable splurge for $5.95.

Appetizers include hefty egg rolls, two for $2.60, or try a more Western flavor, such as BBQ pork or BBQ spareribs, four for $5.75.

There are several vegetarian dishes, including sauteed snow peas and water chestnuts for $6.50 or string beans Sichuan style for $6.50.

The restaurant says it prepares dishes only with soy bean oil, which is low in saturated fats, and also that it goes easy on the salt.

The restaurant, decorated in sophisticated tints of baby blue and pink, delivers free within a four-mile radius with a minimum order of $15.

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