Restaurant: Shaanxi Garden
Location: 529 E Valley Blvd #178a, San Gabriel, CA 91776. (626) 787-5555
Date: October 1, 2017 & January 12, 2018
Cuisine: Shaanxi Chinese
Rating: Really good (and interesting) stuff
I love heading off to “unusual” (i.e. not Cantonese) Chinese food. We’ve been to Western Chinese before but it’s not the most typical in that it specializes in knife cut noodles and the like from the region near the old Tang capital of Xian.
Some of the gang.
Cabbage. I enjoy this lightly stir fried cabbage and this version was no exception.
Cabbage with dried shrimp (1/12/18). A slightly funkier version — also great.
Wontons in chili oil (1/12/18). A nice version of this dish. Lots of flavor.
This was very similar to some Vietnamese dishes, particularly the signature Hoi An dish Cao Lou.
Beef with ripped bread. A kind of noodle / bread ripped into little pieces and mixed with a spicy meat sauce. I guess like a Western “ragu.” Really loved it. Very filling though.
Lamb with ripped bread (1/12/18). The even more classic version — delicious — with pickled garlic.
Spicy beef with chilies and onions. Green pepper fun.
Overall, another great SGV find. Some really yummy and different western Chinese!
Wines from the 10/1/17 evening: