Changing Fortunes, or, What I Ate: The New Fortune Chinese Restaurant
Chengdu Soft Bean Curd--big blocks of silken tofu thrown into relief by toasted dry soy beans, all of it swamped in a perfumey broth awash in chili oil
Lamb with Hot Pepper and Cumin--really tender meat explosively seasoned
Diced Chicken with Pickled Chili--more sweet than pickly, and spicy from red pepper flakes
Fortune, an old go-to dim sum and Chinese takeout spot for me until its green health-code sticker turned non-green, is under new ownership (and currently bears a green sticker). The changeover has cuisine consequences as Fortune's former Cantonese bent has been replaced with a strongly Szechuan one.
I tried it out yesterday and found my dishes to be aggressive, salty and oily. Since that also describes me, we got along great. I look forward to sampling more of its flagrantly spicy fare-- stay tuned.
Fortune Chinese Restaurant 2869 Olentangy River Road (614) 263-1991