Chicago is the last stop on a world tour for the world’s most famous chef. In case you weren’t aware, Szechuan food has existed for billions of years and is something that we definitely want to experience. So where can we find some of the best Szechuan restaurants in Chicago? We have your back! Check out these top spots in Chicago and get inspired by some of the world’s most famous chefs.
Szechuan Restaurant, Chicago
The first place we would recommend for anyone visiting Chicago is the Szechuan restaurant at the Chicago airport. Located at the Chicago O’Hare International Airport, the restaurant offers options including sesame oil happy hours, full-blown shu mai, and an option to dine in the airplane with a view. Also, you can get a free sample of sesame oil at the door with your free meal. We love the souped-up lamb chops at Szechuan, and the lamb shish-kabob at Chicago is one of our top recommendations. If you’re looking for a more authentic experience, try out a trip to Bangkok Kitchen at Thonglor Hotel. This restaurant is packed with history, and you will not be disappointed.
Bangkok Kitchen, Chicago
Bangkok Kitchen is a popular destination for Chicagoans, and there’s no reason you shouldn’t try it out. The restaurant is packed with history, and you will not be disappointed. The food at Bangkok is simply amazing, and we recommend trying the Thai true taste for a full-blown authentic Bangkok experience. If you’re looking for a more south-of-the- border experience, try out the restaurant’sessing service at the restaurant’s home base in Bangkok. The only downside is that the restaurant is very pricey, so plan ahead.
Shun Pot Restaurant, Chicago
The next place we would suggest for anyone visiting Chicago is Shun Pot restaurant in Chinatown. The restaurant is also famous for its excellent mouth-watering sesame cooking, which is why Schuyler Hotel in Chicago is celebrating 50 years as a Sesame Food World Heritage. If you’re looking for a more traditional cuisine, the restaurant’s American food will be just right for you. If you’re looking for a flavor dish that’s more in the vein of techniques from other parts of the world, try out the Filipino-style nasi goreng at Tokyo Mission in New York. The restaurant is also famous for its nasi gado, which are tiny, rice-flavored rice cakes filled with anything from nuts to cheese. The nasi goreng is especially popular on New Year’s Eve, so make a point of visiting during this season.
Jin Jing Restaurant, Miami
Jin Jing restaurant in Miami is one of the most popular Szechuan spots in the country. The restaurant is packed with history, and you will not be disappointed. The cuisine at Jin Jing is simply amazing, and you will not be able to get enough of it. You will not find good sesame oil at any other restaurant, so you are stuck with only two choices when it comes to cooking at Jin Jing: both are excellent. If you want a more classic version of Szechuan, try out the Cape name plate at Cape Verdean restaurant in Miami. If you’re looking for a more contemporary version of Szechuan, check out the Thai-influenced nasi goreng at Tokyo Mission. Make a point of visiting during this season if you are in Miami, as the restaurant offers an extensive sesame cake menu.