Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Sichuan Gourmet in Oakland now open.

Grand Opening promotion, via the Sichuan Gourmet Weibo page.

The Sichuan Gourmet location in Oakland is now open. Located at 328 Atwood St. (map), at the former India Garden spot, it is the restaurant's second location, after the original on Murray Ave. in Squirrel Hill.

Co-owner Wei Yu told the Pitt News in June:
While his original location in Squirrel Hill has both Sichuan and American menus, Yu said his second location in Oakland will only have a Sichuan menu, to set itself apart from other Chinese restaurants in the neighborhood.

“The other restaurants are totally different,” he said. “They are tailored to American [tastes]. If you taste our food and compare to their food, you will find that the taste is not the same.”

The main difference, he said, is that his food will be much spicier.

“People from different parts of China have different tastes,” he said. “In east China, people eat sweeter foods. The sauce is more spicy in Sichuan.”