Top Ten Dishes 2012 #6: "Spicy Wonton Soup" at Famous Szechuan Pavilion



I'm counting down the top ten dishes from the new restaurants that I reviewed in 2012. Read the complete series to date.

The "Spicy Wonton Soup" at Famous Szechuan Pavilion - JENNIFER SILVERBERG
  • Jennifer Silverberg
  • The "Spicy Wonton Soup" at Famous Szechuan Pavilion

#6: "Spicy Wonton Soup" at Famous Szechuan Pavilion (8615 Olive Boulevard, University City; 314-685-0888)

"Spicy Wonton Soup" betrays its chile heat in the vivid orange-red of its broth, in which bob plump little wontons stuffed with ground pork. Szechuan peppercorns lurk at the bottom of the bowl; stir them up, and the soup suddenly explodes with their complex, unique flavor (sort of citrusy, sort of floral; sort of reminiscent of gin), not to mention their unique sensation: a tingling numbness that spreads across your tongue and the roof of your mouth.

-- from "Humble Heaven" (September 20, 2012)


#7: Pho at St. Louis Pho #8: "Dad's Green-Chile Cheeseburger" at Five Star Burgers #9: The pambazo at Siete Luminarias #10: The oatmeal cream pie at Pint Size Bakery & Coffee

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