New Sichuan restaurant in Temple City
A new Sichuan restaurant has just opened in Temple City. I believe it's called Hao You Lai, which is pretty much the pinyin translation of the Chinese characters. This restaurant replaces Shanghai Kitchen. It's interesting to note that none of the menu items have any indicators of whether or not the dish is spicy.
9679 Las Tunas Dr.
Had lunch there today.
It's pretty awful.
Dan Dan Mien was gummy, oily, and salty.
Water boiled fish was sweet.
Beef kidneys were just side of being too chewy.
Sizzling fish head hot pot was neither sizzling, nor very hot.
How to sum up this place ... Everything sort of tastes the same. The ingredients change, but the overall flavors are monotonously uniform. For example, it's either "Black Chili Beef" or "Black Chili Fish Filet" or "Black Chili Chicken". Ugh.
Worst case scenario for me. Well I didn't expect Shanghai kitchen to stay open for long. The location is no good due to its floorplan, it was originally a pizza place back when I was in middle school and then it became a crappy Japanese restaurant.
I don't believe there is room for large tables, no?