Amiable owner Mr. Li used to guide diners through specials written on the wall in Chinese only, but now those have made it onto the English-language menu, adding to the many fantastic Szechuan options available for those looking to get out of a fried-rice rut. Both the fish with cabbage in chili oil and the mapo tofu pack plenty of earthy spice via a fistful of Szechuan peppercorns. To balance the heat, order the sugar-cured housemade bacon wok-tossed with snow peas, leeks and hefty slices of ginger. And if soft-shell or blue crabs are on offer, get them.
|Venue name:||Double Li (CLOSED)||Contact:|
228 W Cermak Rd
|Cross street:||between Wentworth and Princeton Aves|
|Opening hours:||Lunch, dinner|
|Transport:||El stop: Red to Cermak/Chinatown. Bus: 21, 24, 62.|
|Price:||Average main course: $9|
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