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Nov 15, 2009 11:38 AM

...anyone tried yet? New ChongQing in SG.

In city of San Gabriel corner of San Gabriel Blvd and Las Tunas. Specializes in Hot Pot. Very Busy last night and looks pretty clean and authentic. Maybe Taiwanese style Sichuan? Sorry if I missed a post but my board search came up empty. Anyone?

Las Tunas Restaurant
3603 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90020

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    1. re: Chandavkl

      thanks for the link, that write up was fun to read. haha

        1. re: RoachCoach

          and now a review by JG:

          I still like NCQ, but the menu beyond the hot pot is wee bit shallow, and hot potting for 2 gets prohibitively expensive rather quickly.

          1. re: TonyC

            The hot pot isn't too pricey if you stick to the fish, plus maybe a couple ingredients to add to the pot after you've eaten the fish (we had the taro and shrimp). After that, you'd get more bang for your buck just ordering other dishes altogether. My biggest problem with the hot pot was (as JG alluded) that they chop the fish so as to make it virtually impossible to easily separate the bones, so I dang near scorched a few fingers pulling bones out of steaming-hot-pepper-broth-soaked fish.

            The pearl rice pork and mung bean cold noodles were excellent; the spicy fried chicken was a bit oversalted but at least the actual chunks of chicken themselves were much better than what I was served at the Monterey Park Chung King (which were basically heavily-breaded specks of cartilage).

      1. As much as I love J. Gold's advice, I'm going to skip this place.

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        1. re: toitoi

          Does anyone have any specific recommendations on the menu for non-spicy dishes? Heading out there this weekend with my four-year-old. Thanks.

          1. re: banjoboy

            The tomato egg rice would probably go well with your four-year old's palate.

            1. re: ipsedixit

              Thanks for the help, Ipse. A great meal, and fantastic dan dan mien, as everyone has already said. The four-year-old was especially pleased by the "beanstalks," aka snow pea shoots.