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May 18, 2011 02:02 PM

Best spicy fish filet in hot chili sauce?

I'm meeting up with a friend for dinner this weekend, and she requested a Chinese restaurant in the San Gabriel Valley that serves spicy fish filet in a hot chili sauce. Any recs out there for this dish? I think either Hunan or Szechuan style would be OK. Thank you!

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  1. you can get fish at lots of places and then ask for chili sauce, vinegar, etc.

    1. Yunnan ain't necessarily pretty to look at, but definitely spicy (and will take the chill off if it's still as cold outside as today).

      1. Lots of places.

        Lucky Noodle King
        Hong Yei
        Yunnan Garden
        New Chong Qing
        Dong Ting Chun

        Even Canto places like Ocean Star, 888 and the like will do you a mighty fine version.

        Hong Yei Restaurant
        288 S San Gabriel Blvd, San Gabriel, CA 91776

        Yunnan Garden
        545 W Las Tunas Dr, San Gabriel, CA 91776

        Dong Ting Chun
        140 W Valley Blvd Ste 206, San Gabriel, CA 91776

        New Chong Qing
        120 N San Gabriel Blvd, San Gabriel, CA 91775

        Lucky Noodle King
        534 E Valley Blvd #10, San Gabriel, CA 91776

        1. In addition to the excellent choices mentioned...

          Yunchuan Garden (Yunnan's sister restaurant and always spicier for me).
          Hunan's/Hunan Style Restaurant

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          1. re: JThur01

            Concur. Usually you will see this on the menu as 水煮魚片 (shuǐ zhǔ yú piàn, "water-boiled fish slices"). Yunchuan Garden has excellent shuizhuyupian. Unfortunately their sister restaurant in Irvine does not, so when I want it in OC instead of SGV I go to Chongqing Mei Wei.

          2. thanks for the recs! i guess it's a pretty standard dish without much discrimination between all the restaurants suggested. we will try one of these places! thanks again!