A week or so ago, Monica Eng and mentioned in one of her columns that the LSC in Westmont was going to offer some szechuan dim sum items.
We were there Sunday for lunch, it turns out that the "dim sum" is an expanded chinese menu of additional snacks. unfortunately it was pretty hard to get a translation of most of these (though if someone else is willing I have a copy of this menu and can scan it). Picking somewhat at random, we tried three - a dessert like glutinous rice ball with black sesame paste (very tasty we got a second order), a bready bun with fairly bland pork, and a deep fried bread.
These supplemented our main orders of tea-smoked duck (very good as always, snow pea leaves (young, fresh and garlicky), Chili Potato in Hot oil (this was sorta like a chinese hash browns of shredded, still firm potato slivers bathed in oil that chilis had been fried in (better than it sounds), and a ringer - salt & pepper three delights (scallop, squid, and shrimp)
this dish isn't one you would think of normally ordering in this szechuan specialty house, but it was as good a version as i've had anywhere, rivaling Silver Seafood's excellent version
Continuing on Ogden, we hit the international mall to pick up some stuff at DiHo, after buying our asian greens and tofu products, I couldn't resist picking up one of the sandwiches Rob had raved about at the international mall - for those who are unacqainted with this place, during the week the little food stand dish out tasty taiwanese treats, but on the weekend everyone goes for some special items such as hot bean milk and crullers and "flapjack sandwiches" (i'll attach a link to Rob's description of this. Unfortunately I was too full to eat them there and had my beef flapjack cold, but I could see how it might be very very good when warm
500 E. Ogden Ave.
Di Ho Market, International Mall
665 Pasquinelli Drive
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