There are mind-bogglingly great dishes at Szechwan Best, according to TonyC.
Fen zhen pork with taro is pork short ribs seasoned with five-spice powder, each bite packing a punch of texture and taste. “You have the creamy taro, with the mushy yet particled house-made ‘fen’, the porkiness of the steamed short ribs and the crunchiness of the cartilage all in one mouthful. Tastewise, there’s a light dose of five-spice, matched with excess of crushed Szechuan peppercorn and chili oil all intertwined with the distinct taro sweetness.”
Crispy pungent duck is braised, then deep-fried—better than anything at Sam Woo, continues TonyC. With the sweet hoisin/sesame oil dip, it kicks the ass of any Peking duck.
More reasons to love Szechwan Best:
• Buy one, get one free Budweiser before 7:30 p.m.
• $6 daily specials including: Monday, ma po tofu with fish fillet; Tuesday, sizzling rice with seafood; and Wednesday, the excellent ma la fried lamb chop.
• “Prodigious use” of Szechuan peppercorn (ground and whole) and chile pepper flakes (oil and paste).
• Personalized hot pots for two.
And there is also a mysteriously great culinary adventure: “Eye of the dragon” sticky rice, which is red bean paste wrapped in savory stewed pork belly, topped with maraschino cherries, itself on top of glutinous rice.
Szechwan Best [San Gabriel Valley]
621 W. Main Street, Alhambra
Board Link: Eye of Dragon Sticky Rice @ Szechuan Best