Restaurant: Yunnan Restaurant
Location: 301 N Garfield Ave. Monterey Park, CA 91754. (626) 571-8387
Date: August 25, 2019
Rating: Really interesting and delicious
The space is divided between a more formal back half with semi-private rooms and a more casual front.
Wood ear mushrooms, pigs ears, and some kind of fried treat.
Pickled vegetables and chicken.
Spiced tofu and garlic cucumbers.
Bean curd rice noodle. This was one of my less favorite dishes, although it was still tasty. Just soft and mild with the silken tofu.
Local chicken with spicy sauce. Not a bad version of the cold spicy chicken in chilies.
Cold tofu with preserved egg. I really like this dish with the tofu tofu, pungent and salty egg with tangy sauce.
Lamb with pickled pepper. Tasty and strong, with soft meat and lots of of flavor.
Fish with Szechuan special sauce. The classic boiled spicy fish. Hot with big chunks of fish.
Yunnan cured pork with leek and green pepper. This was an amazing dish. Salty, with tons of cured ham and leeky flavor.
Frog with Pickled Pepper. Tangy and hot. Lots of bones, but delicious.
Szechuan Special Cured Crispy Duck. Really tasty, pastrami like meat.
Crispy cured beef. Another great dish. Like a salty chipped beef. Crunchy and delicious.
Omelet with shrimp. A solid omelet with succulent shrimp. Extra delicious with the chipped beef.
Eggplant in Garlic Sauce. Fairly salt, and unusual, but great flavor.
Service was very friendly at Yunnan and they recently got their liquor license and let us open our wines. But beyond that this is delicious and interesting cuisine. Quite salty, with a lot of cured meats and pickled vegetables.