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Real Hunan/Szechwan Opens In Monterey Park

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Real Hunan/Szechwan Opens In Monterey Park

Chandavkl | Apr 20, 2005 03:16 PM

If you're like me, anytime I see a Chinese restaurant's self-description as "Hunan and Szechwan Cuisine" I get a chilling flashback to when that particular pseudo cuisine was first foisted on the public here and in Manhattan some 30 years ago. However the real thing seems to have arrived with the opening of Lucky Dragon, 321 W. Garvey in Monterey Park, at the historic site of the Meitze Taiwanese restaurant and ten other Chinese restaurants in the past 10 years. The menu is roughly 25 percent Hunan and 75 percent Szechwan, with all kinds of Chung Qing specialties listed. On the Hunan side they do have Chinese bacon, though I don't know if they serve it with Wonder Bread. I settled for one of the crispy rice crust dishes which was very good. Hopefully other hounds will explore the menu in the next few days.

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