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Welcome to Eating Out with LA Foodie Panda, another food blog here for you to explore. Just a lover of food who enjoys sharing his experiences. I am not an expert. I just share my point of view of my overall experience as a consumer. Read on, and enjoy.

 

Dinner at Sichuan Impression 錦城里 in Westwood/West Los Angeles

Dinner at Sichuan Impression 錦城里 in Westwood/West Los Angeles If you’re a Chinese foodie, then you’ve been waiting for Sichuan Impression to open in the Westside since it was announced that they acquired the location that used house Jin Jiang, a Chinese American style restaurant (similar to those like Yang Chow in Chinatown) that was in business for over 25 years before shuttering this summer. Sichuan Impression originally wanted to open last Sunday, but they didn’t quite fin

Sichuanese Dinner at Spicy City 重庆麻辣成 in San Gabriel, CA

Sichuanese Dinner at Spicy City 重庆麻辣成 in San Gabriel, CA Walking into Spicy City last Sunday night, we were caught off guard by the new furnishings and new tableware/settings.  The servers had to reassure us that that was all that changed with the restaurant.  They still have the same chefs and still churn out delicious Sichuanese food that we’ve grown to love over the last 4 years. Even their menus are new, although I preferred the old menus as they had photos of all the men

SHUTTERED: Szechuan Chef 川揚軒 in San Gabriel, CA

SHUTTERED: Szechuan Chef 川揚軒 in San Gabriel I first dined here 2 1/2 years ago when it was still called Szechuan Chef in English, but it’s Chinese name was “醉成都.”  First time back after 2 years, I was surprised to see new signage out front with a new Chinese name, “川揚軒.”  Generally, when this happens to a restaurant, it can indicate that it has gone through a change in ownership. This dishes we ordered on this night were excellent.  They weren’t shy about using the Sichuan pe

Dinner at Sichuan Impression 镍城里 in Alhambra

Dinner at Sichuan Impression 镍城里 in Alhambra Though their sign still reads Szechuan Impression, somehow, over the years, they’ve decided to stop using the American romanization of 四川 and started using the Pinyin spelling instead.  And you can see that on their claimed Yelp page and Facebook pages. The food here was solid but not as good as when they first opened, and Los Angeles Times food critic Jonathan Gold was patiently waiting outside for a table with his son. While the

 

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