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Photo by Troy Fields

Chengdu Taste

Photo by Troy Fields
Chengdu Taste opened mid-May at 9896 Bellaire in Chinatown. The restaurant offers a selection of authentically executed Sichuan dishes that are not completely new to Houston diners. Plates like the deep-fried chicken with dried peppercorns, toothpick lamb with cumin and proteins prepared in boiled hot sauces are standouts. The BYOB policy allows guests to bring their own beverages and there is no corkage fee. Skip the diced rabbit and Chengdu-style fried rice. Reservations are not accepted and wait times can be 15 to 30 minutes long at the usual lunch and dinner times.