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Chinese Food Los Angeles

Legendary Boiled Fish with Pickled Cabbage + Chile (Food of the Week)

The San Gabriel Valley has become a hotbed for Sichuan cuisine, and now offerings have diversified to the point that menus can feel pretty far from similar. Legendary Restaurant is a Sichuan restaurant located...
Dumplings San Francisco

Chili House Beijing Potstickers (Dose of Vitamin P)

San Francisco’s Inner Richmond has far surpassed Chinatown for Chinese culinary treasures at this point. 2012 saw the rise of Chili House, a Sichuan style restaurant from Li Jun Han, who owns spicy sister...
Chinese Food Los Angeles

Huolala Pork Chop with Hot Peppers (Dose of Vitamin P)

When one chile falls, another rises. This sounds like a bad movie tagline, but it’s also the story of the San Gabriel Valley, where Sichuan cuisine has exploded in popularity in the past couple...
Chinese Food Los Angeles

Chengdu Taste Shrimp and Potato (Food of the Week)

Local publications have heaped so much praise on Chengdu Taste since the Sichuan-style restaurant opened in 2013 that it’s barely possible to tell the front wall exists beneath a sea of framed write-ups. I...
Restaurant San Diego

Spicy City: Slow Burn in San Diego’s Kearny Mesa

San Diego struggles to find a gastronomic identity beyond the gastropub, but a good place to start your culinary journey in Ron Burgundy’s backyard remains Kearny Mesa. The neighborhood houses more than a mile...
Chinese Food Los Angeles

Chengdu Taste Cabbage Sweet & Sour Sauce (Food of the Week)

Chengdu Taste is a Sichuan-style restaurant in Alhambra that’s generated enough interest to warrant hour-plus waits and, at least during my visit, nearly enough animosity to incite a fist fight. That’s what happened when...