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.
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.
The interior of the restaurant is very nice.
Simple and clean with traditional Chinese style decor.
We picked 3 items from the cold salad bar –
pig ears, seaweed, and wood ear mushroom.
Everything was good.
I especially enjoyed the seaweed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
QUESTION: What is your favorite Szechuan restaurant in Los Angeles/Orange County?