as far as i could find, it was @ best szechuan (i think that's what it was called) on main street in alhambra (not the other best szechuan some people seem to be referring to)... but that place is 'closed for renovation'. do you guys have any recs? i went to chung king. their water-boiled beef killed my digestive system in a lovely masochistic way but their hot and sour soup wasn't really good at all - it wasn't even listed as hot and sour soup, just 'pickled vegetable soup' or something like that. i'm looking for something authentically sichuan, uber peppery and flavorful and with all the ingredients - tofu, wood ear, etc. diced into TINY TINY chunks. surely someone knows what i'm talking about.