Sizzling King Opens in Alhambra
Following up on TonyC's report in yesterday's Eater LA, Sizzling King has finally opened up in the space that was most recently occupied by Bao Bao Bistro. As TonyC points out, this is a highly unstable restaurant location, Sizzling King being the eighth in the 21st Century (actually, 7th, if you count the year 2000 as being part of the 20th Century). And even though this is such a hole in the wall (maybe enough room for 3 or 4 tables), it certainly has a whole lot to offer. The name of the restaurant aside, their specialty seems to be Hannan Chicken Rice (sic) which is displayed prominently under the name of the restaurant on the exterior signage as well as the menu. But in line with the name, there is a very large selection of sizzling plates, including sizzling fish fillets with ketchup. And there is an even larger selection of hot pot dishes. Also an interesting variety of Shanghai and Sichuan dishes, plus Xinjiang beef noodle soup. But wait! There's more! They also have a hot food table offering three selections for $4.99, with added soup and rice. And there's even more. If you buy this $4.99 special, they'll punch your card, and after 9 punches, you'll get one free. Sizzling King is at 525 W. Valley Bl.