Considering New Fusion leads with what’s pretty much the F-word of the food world, fusion, I had a surprisingly good family dinner there. This ostensibly Chinese-American restaurant resides on the back side of an Arcadia mall, right by a Burlington Coat Factory. The decor looks like it was sourced from the wrong catalog, with mismatched chandeliers and burgundy and yellow walls with paintings of animals like sheep, horse and rooster. I sat below a coiled snake that looked ready to strike, but was more focused on what was in the nearest bowl.
Pig Feet and Peanut in Clay pot ($10.25) featuring bone-in chunks of pork trotter with tender cartilage, sticky skin and tiny pockets of tender meat. The pig feet arrive in a clay pot with the braising liquid at the base. Spoon the jus on steamed white rice, and prepare to work your jaw. Be careful, since each chunk touts tiny bones. Thankfully, this dish is worth the effort.
Dose of Vitamin P features my favorite pork dish from the previous week.