Heading out of NY to come home we were on the Upper East Side and the
best rated ethnic place we could find for Saturday lunch was WA JEAL
Sichuan Chili House (www.wajealrestaurant.com) at 1588 2nd Ave (82nd
St) which was a cute and simple and very reasonable spot.
Samuel insisted on the Pan Seared PORK DUMPLINGS which were very good.
The Veggie SPRING ROLLS were nice, but a bit greasy. We split two
entrees and they were both superb:
CRISPY WHITE MEAT CHICKEN with Citrus Lemon Sauce is a dead ringer for
Chinese-style chicken fingers in a sweet and sour style lemon sauce;
Sam loved them.
The STIR FRIED PORK with SPICY CAPSICUM and LEEKS was not that spicy
and has perfect heat that lasted a short while. The sauce was super
and it was comprised of both pork slices and bacon slices.
We went back to DC very happy with our choice after a wonderful
Thanksgiving weekend with the family and enjoying the big city!