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Chengdu Taste

828 W. Valley Blvd. (S. Atlantic Blvd.) Send to Phone
626-588-2284
Chengdu Taste chef-owner Tony Xu’s original Alhambra restaurant offering authentic Sichuan cuisine.

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Chengdu Taste, Alhambra, CA

Chengdu Taste Restaurant Review

: Chengdu Taste chef-owner Tony Xu draws big crowds to his original Alhambra restaurant with authentic Sichuan cuisine. The minimalist space features a red awning, decorative Sichuan masks, and tables coated with white cloths. The food is much more interesting, with flavor fueled by the chiles and tongue-numbing Sichuan peppercorns of Xu's home province. Mung bean noodles bathe in chile sauce and come sprinkled with crunchy toasted mung beans. Boiled sliced fish in hot sauce arrives in a massive bowl with a rich broth hosting tender slices of fish, a liberal shower of dried chiles, minced garlic and scallions. Toothpick lamb is nearly as flavorful as the dish is fun to eat, with cumin-coated lamb chunks tossed with chile oil, dried chiles and cilantro. If you’re looking for something unique, order the off-menu, deep-fried lion fish with prickly spine and sweet, tangy sauce. Cool your palate with steamed white rice and sweet tart plum juice. Also located at 8526 W. Valley Blvd., Rosemead, 626-899-8886.
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