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This Sichuan spot in Queen Anne serves a great dumpling appetizer, coated with a tangy black-vinegar-spiked chili oil and stuffed with seasoned ground pork. It pairs perfectly with Tyger Tyger’s spicy rockfish and putting your feet up on the couch.
Yu Xiang Eggplant Fries
“I have a friend who really hates eggplant. He’s written up a manifesto about his dislike for it and has called me vain for enjoying it. Well, Cary, I wish I could serve you the ‘Yu Xiang Eggplant Fries’ from Tyger Tyger. Each piece is so soft and tender, super garlicky, and has soaked up a bunch of delicious black vinegar and juice from the pickled chiles. All of you eggplant haters out there, please give this dish a try.”
- Carlo Mantuano, Staff Editor
“Look, I love the aubergine as much as the next person. But I’m here to make a case for Tyger Tyger’s handmade dumplings. Slick with chili oil and stuffed with flavorful ground pork, they’re the real crown jewels of this Queen Anne Sichuan spot’s takeout operation. But you should also add a side of fried eggplant because Carlo told you to.”
- Aimee Rizzo, Staff Writer
The team behind Lionhead has opened another Sichuan restaurant, this time in Queen Anne. Their menu has everything from pork dumplings in chili oil and rice cakes with bacon to five-spice duck and chili cumin beef, and they’re open for limited seating dine-in service as well as takeout and delivery.