Restaurant: Moon House
Location: 11058 California Route 2, Los Angeles, CA 90025. (310) 966-9988
Date: May 9 & June 2, 2017
Rating: Fine “classic” Chinese
As an obsessor over Chinese food and a someone who constantly drives to the SGV for Chinese, I’m always trying to find decent places on the Westside. I can’t remember who told me to check out Moon House, but someone did.
My first visit was just a quick lunch but I had to get hot and sour soup, which was fine. This Chinese American favorite is also a favorite of mine. I liked it as a kid and I still like it.
XLB. Decent enough and like pizza XLB are never truly bad.
Szechuan Pork. Shredded pork, mushroom, onions, red and green pepper stir-fried in hot spicy szechuan sauce. This is a typical (non spicy) dish at Szechuan restaurants. This version was just fine. Not bad really, although hardly great. And they did use MSG.
Spicy Garlic Shrimp. I was hoping for the more orange Szechuan version. This is the pretty much typical Chinese American brown sauce (although it did have a big of chili in the mix) with water chestnuts, green peppers, onions — definitely a “classic” blend.
Overall, as far as I could tell with this limited one person lunch sampling, Moon House is a fine Chinese American spot. It’s no SGV rival, but it isn’t the really lousy kind of place all too common in West LA either. So if you just want some cheap Chinese to remind you of your childhood it’s pretty solid.