Spicy Home

Whenever we get a chance to go up to San Gabriel Valley,
Dr. P always want to get spicy Chinese food, a.k.a. Szechuan food.
We almost always order the same dishes, too.
But flavors are always different in every restaurant.

每次只要有機會去聖蓋博谷,
公園先生就會吵著要吃辣辣的中國菜,
而且我們幾乎不管到哪家餐廳都只會點一模一樣的菜 (真是老古板),
不過還真的每家餐廳的味道都不太一樣。

Spicy Home 那家川菜

We came to Spicy Home once with friends before,
and remember the food was really tasty.
Last time we didn’t eat that much (because our friends ate a lot haha).
We were really excited to come back again to pig out on our own.

之前有和朋友來過那家川菜一次,
印象中東西非常好吃,
上次我們吃得不太過癮,
(因為一起吃飯的朋友很會吃,我們很有禮貌只有吃少少哈哈)
這次可以兩個人自己來不用顧形象的大吃特吃實在很期待。

Spicy Home 那家川菜

The interior of the restaurant is very nice.
Simple and clean with traditional Chinese style decor.

餐廳內部的裝潢讓人感覺很舒服,
簡單乾淨,搭配古色古香的裝飾。

Spicy Home 那家川菜

Spicy Home 那家川菜
Cold Appetizer – Pig Ears, Seaweed, Wood Ear Mushroom | 涼菜 – 豬耳朵,海帶絲,木耳

We picked 3 items from the cold salad bar –
pig ears, seaweed, and wood ear mushroom.
Everything was good.
I especially enjoyed the seaweed.

我們先從涼菜區選了三樣小菜,
豬耳朵,海帶絲,和木耳,
每一樣都不錯吃,
尤其覺得海帶絲特別好吃。

Spicy Home Toothpick Lamb
Toothpick Lamb 牙籤羊肉

Toothpick Lamb was a dish we wanted to try last time,
but our friends weren’t interested.
Bite sized lamb on toothpicks, deep fried, and seasoned with Szechuan spices and chili pepper.
It reminded us of Taiwanese popcorn chicken.
The lamb was over-fried just a tad so it was a bit dry.
Seasoning was on the heavy side and quite salty.
This would be a prefect dish to enjoy with cold beer.

上次來我們就很想試試牙籤羊肉,
但是同行的朋友不太感興趣,
一小塊的羊肉插在牙籤上,炸過以後再用四川香料和辣椒等調味,
吃起來有點像是鹽酥雞的感覺,
羊肉炸得稍微一滴點太過頭,所以有點乾,
調味非常重口味,重鹹重辣,
這道搭配冰啤酒應該很搭。

Spicy Home
Pork Intestine Casserole 干鍋肥腸

Pork Intestine Casserole is the dish I always want to order in Szechuan restaurant.
I love intestine – that soft chewy fatty deliciousness.
The flavor was great for this casserole, although it was a bit too salty for my taste.
Besides intestine, there were also lotus root and celery in the dry pot.

干鍋肥腸是我在川菜店必點的菜色,
實在太愛肥腸了,又肥又嫩超好吃,
這鍋的味道不錯,只是有點過鹹,
除了肥腸以外,鍋裡還有蓮藕和芹菜。

Spicy Home Beef & Fish Hot Pot 水煮牛魚
Beef & Fish Hot Pot 水煮牛魚

Dr. P always orders beef and fish boiled two kind at Szechuan restaurant.
I only had two bites from this pot, and didn’t like it.
It doesn’t have much taste.
It was just very oily and had that numbing effect from the Szechuan peppercorn.
Dr. P said fish was good, but beef wasn’t.

水煮牛魚則是公園先生的必點菜色,
我只有吃兩口,因為不太喜歡,
吃起來根本沒什麼味道,
只是很油,還有因為花椒會覺得嘴巴麻麻的,
公園先生說魚片還不錯,但是牛肉不好吃。

Our experience at the restaurant was better that last time.
This time we thought the food wasn’t cooked and seasoned as well as last time.
Also seems like their price went up a little.
We were still happy we got to have authentic spicy Chinese,
which we couldn’t get at all in south OC.

我們上一次來的時候比較好吃,
這一次感覺無論是烹煮或是調味都沒有上次來得出色,
而且價格好像漲了一點,
但是還是很高興可以吃到道地的四川菜,
畢竟這種菜色在我們南橙縣根本吃不到啊!

QUESTION: What is your favorite Szechuan restaurant in Los Angeles/Orange County?

問題:請問你在洛杉磯或是橙縣最喜歡的四川餐廳是哪一家?

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