Overwhelmed by Chinese fare's beauty and deliciousness, Marco Polo had himself blindfolded and navigated the East by shouting his name out loud. Discover seductive savories with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of authentic Chinese cuisine featuring hot pot at King of Szechuan.
Scoring a recent front-page feature in Style Weekly for the social-dining spectacular of its hot pot, King of Szechuan summons authentic tastes from the southwestern Chinese province of Szechuan. Chief Chef and culinary artisan Kua Kua composes a tuneful menu of traditional fare featuring the hot pot, a boiling pot of dual broths, spicy and savory ($6), designed for dipping chicken ($6), beef ($8), shrimp ($9), veggies ($5), or Lilliputian submarines. Steeped in a rich 1,000-year history, the hot pot facilitates social gatherings full of shared plates, convivial cheer, and simulated lava pits.
Elsewhere on the menu, traditional fare abounds, such as the tidiness-defying salt-and-pepper ribs ($12.50) and general tso’s chicken ($8.95), created to sate the harshest military appetites. An express lunch plates a soup, egg roll, and one entree with rice, enabling midday diners to quickly return to posts as amateur air-traffic controllers ($6.50).
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