Jerome I went Best Szechuan Chili Seafood, 230 N. Garfield Ave. #D-12, Monterey Park, Ph.(626) 572-4629. and ordered some of the items in your post.
The first thing is they try to get me to order off the "gwailo menu" and I whipped out my copy of your post with transliertated phrases for the dishes. They acted like you don't want to order that too spicy- the old "you no likey routine." They finally got that I didn't want anything on the "gwailo menu" I tried saying GuaiWeiJi and they didn't have a clue of what I was saying. They someone else to come over to see what I wanted and that didn't work either. Finally they called someone on the phone who could I could talk to and then they translated what I wanted.
Then I said I want:
Hong You Chaoshou- they understood what I wanted.
DouBan Yu- They understood what I wanted.
I tried to get the return to pot pork by drawing the "return to" character with my finger, but they did not get it what I wanted. I still had the translater on the phone and he told them.
I liked all the dishes:
GuaiWeiJi- nicely flavored chicken but hard to eat because of bone fragments.
Hong you Chaoshou- They give you a lot wontons with the order. It was nice but I like the version of this dish at the old Charming Garden better.
DouBan Yu: I think the fish was to mild for the sauce but it was still very good,
Double cooked pork: It was very good version of this dish- fatty pork with leek and chili, no bell pepper.
They said that they would have fully translated menu by next week. So there is hope for the chinese language challenged.
So I think the next chowhound in there will have an easier time in ordering.
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