Spicy foods are generally a no for me. I'm a wuss. I freely admit that to people when they ask me why I can sometimes barely eat spicy tuna rolls. Yea, go ahead and laugh. I don't understand how other people handle it because I basically lose all sensation in my tongue, start drooling a lot, sometimes tear up and cannot taste anything for the rest of the meal. If this is what happens to everyone, then why do they like it?!
However, when a group decided to go to Chengdu Taste, I tried to mentally prepare myself. Luckily, they asked for dishes to be "small spicy" so it wasn't as bad as it could have been. The above picture is the toothpick mutton ... my favorite dish of the night.
mung bean jelly noodle with chili sauce
water boiled beef and soft tofu
fried lion's name fish
squid on crispy rice
crispy frog legs with spicy sauce
kidneys in spicy green chili sauce
Yea so basically everything has the word "spicy" in it. Some of the group complained that the portions were a bit smaller than they were before. If you like that Szechuan spicy taste that makes your lips and tongue tingle and numb then definitely try this place out. I'd want to try the water boiled fish next time. Umm, maybe hold the spicy. I would 100% definitely get the mutton dish again.
If you like spicy foods, just look at those chilies! Also, try to get there early as there can be a long wait at times.
latte to cool down afterwards
828 W Valley Blvd, Alhambra, CA 91803