This month's Current review took us to Middle Kingdom, which is possibly the least understood (or most misunderstood) restaurant in Ann Arbor. Everyone knows they have Americanized Chinese food... but far too few people know that they also have very authentic Chinese food, with a separate team of chefs from Sichuan and Beijing cooking it. The secret is that you have to ask for the Red Menu, and we're here to help you navigate it. The dishes below, which we actually describe in the article, are all in there. (We use the menu spelling of "Szechuan" below.)
Check out our review on eCurrent.com (and feel free to click on the star of your choice to rate it if you want to), and check out all the photos that didn't fit below. As always, you can click on them for larger versions. (The color balance on these is a little off, but we wanted to get them up in the meantime; sorry about that!)
Our all-time favorite, Fish Fillet with Bean Cake Soup (#51). Just look at all that red chile goodness. Not as spicy as it looks, but don't drink the broth (too oily), just fish the pieces out like you're supposed to.
Pi Pa Tofu, aka Deep-Fried Tofu with Assorted Vegetables (#226): we have to work very hard not to get this each time we're there. Spectacular dish, boring name. If Johnny hadn't recommended this we would never have known about it.
More behind the cut; trust me, this is not to be missed...