Are there any good Asian restaurants in the La Mesa/San Carlos area? I have tried a couple and have been less than happy with them. There is one dish I love that I get from Kip's in El Cajon, their Garlic Chile Chicken (large pieces of chicken deep fried and covered with garlic and chile, it can be a bit salty sometimes, but I don't care!). I get major cravings for that sometimes. There is also La China, in the Von's shopping center on Navajo. I haven't tried their food for awhile, because I was not all that impressed with it when they first opened up. I have ordered their hot and sour soup. They make it fresh while you wait. I order it with no sugar and no cornstarch, and most times it is great. I am looking for some basic good Chinese or Thai close by. Thanks!