Szechuan Empire, Livonia MI | Merchant Profile

Szechuan Empire opened in 1991 and is a long established family owned and operated restaurant, serving up amazing Chinese food in Livonia, Michigan.  Owner and Chef of Szechuan Empire, Tom, was born in Taiwan, but grew up in Singapore. He immigrated to the United States and worked in the kitchen of his grandparents restaurant in New York at the age of 14.    It was there that Tom realized his talent and love for cooking and has grown to be a popular chef known locally and globally for his Asian cuisine. Tom has been featured as a celebrity chef on Food Network where you can see him on Guy’s Grocery Games, Cut Throat Kitchen, and The Great Food Truck Race. He now owns two food trucks called Fortune Cooking Food Trucks than can be seen around downtown Detroit.   Tom is a strong leader within his community who is a passionate about teaching others how to cook. Tom teaches culinary classes at five different community schools and is an advocate volunteer worker. He is also a local TV chef most often featured on channel 247.  Tom can even be seen on his YouTube channel, Fortunecooking, where he features cooking tutorials for dishes like Ramen Miso Soup and Teriyaki Stir Fry.   Szechuan Empire has expanded to two locations, but the location here in Livonia is the first restaurant owned by Tom and his family. Tom operates Szechuan Empire with his brother, sister, and much of the restaurants original staff who started back in 1991. Everyone on the Szechuan Empire team works hard to ensure every customer leaves happy, full, and satisfied.   Every dish at Szechuan Empire is homemade from scratch with only the finest ingredients. The kitchen is busy everyday chopping fresh ginger, garlic, vegetables, and creating 11 different sauces for the delicious dishes at Szechuan Empire. The staff does a phenomenal job in maintaining the high quality service and food that separates Szechuan Empire from all other Chinese restaurants in the area.   When you come to Szechuan Empire, you must try the General Tso’s Chicken. The dish may be well known, but locals say Tom’s rendition is extraordinary. The freshly chopped ginger provides the General Tso’s Chicken with unique character and the perfectly balanced sweet, spicy, and savory sauce is pleasing to the palette. Also try The Hunan with your choice of protein. The Chinese brown sauce is fantastic with the seven different kinds of vegetables in the dish. If you don’t know what to order, the friendly staff will gladly help you in finding the perfect meal.   Next time you find yourself in Livonia, Michigan, be sure to stop by Szechuan Empire. Here, you can feel right at home in the welcoming atmosphere and relax while enjoying a spectacular meal. Come visit Szechuan Empire and you won’t be disappointed! 

29215 5 Mile Rd, MI
Livonia, MI 48154