Went back to Sichuan Palace in Chelmsford hoping for some spicy food. They finally have a pretty nice website. I have been here a number of times before, mainly for the duck lunch specials. (Here and Here). The duck dishes are now incorporated into the regular lunch menu and you get a good amount of duck.
The Hot and Sour soup wasn't really either but mostly salty, but the consistency had improved since my last visit.
The fried Chicken Wing was really good, crispy on the outside and moist on the inside.
Chinese Style Kung Bao Chicken. I know this dish from when the chef was working at Top Garden in Tewksbury and it wasn't on the menu, but you could ask for it and it was really good, crispy chicken and LOTS of heat but what I got here was basically Kung Pao Chicken with added chilies in your normal sweet brown sauce. They give you the nice plastic chopsticks now instead of the wooden disposable ones.
This is what the same dish looked like at Top Garden. Dry fried chicken with lots of heat.
They still have two ugly signs above the tables with the table numbers on them.
There is an (old) Boston Globe review that is quite amusing. They review a Sichuan restaurant and order Chicken and Broccoli! "A dining room designed by a feng shui master"! It's a rectangular room in a strip mall for god's sake. "All of our house specials are traditional Sichuan dishes that you can't find anywhere else in the suburbs,". Wasn't true then and certainly isn't true now.