Szechuan Cuisine Is No Joke
Posted on March 4, 2014.
When ordering from a restaurant named “Spicy City,” you’d better believe that they aren’t kidding around. That’s the lesson I learned when I decided to pick a menu item with not one, but two hotness indicators next to its name.
This fiery menace is known as the Spicy Szechuan Fish. Yes, it’s swimming in a vat of hot chili oil. The fish actually is quite tasty if you can withstand the heat. This is coming from somebody who doesn’t enjoy spicy food much.
I also tried the Fried Chicken Cubes with Red Chiles, another extra spicy dish. This is literally popcorn chicken laced with dried chili husks and peppercorns at a 1:1 ratio. The taste is a bit too peppery in my opinion, but the portions and price ($12.99 for the fish and $9.99 for the chicken) are on point. You will have leftovers for days.
If you dare, I invite you to give Spicy City a try. It’s on the second floor of the San Gabriel Focus Plaza, near the Ko Hyang Tofu House.