To celebrate the publication of our sister book EAT: Los Angeles 2012, we’ll be posting regular listings chosen from the book’s many San Gabriel Valley destinations for food lovers. First up: A San Gabriel spot to get your chile on.
WHAT Light years beyond kung pao, the Sichuan fare at this nicely designed little storefront is the winning contender for capsicum artistry in a city filled with peppery stir fries and incendiary noodles. The fresh fish hot pot has a fan club, but don’t let it obscure the other mouth-tingling goodies, like fried chicken cubelets—as crunchy as chicharones and spicier than jalapeño kettle chips, buried under an inch-deep blanket of dry-fried chiles.
WHO Serious fans of western Chinese cuisine of every age and nationality.