Location: 1635 S Azusa Ave, Hacienda Heights, CA 91745. (626) 636-1128
Date: July 31, 2022
Cuisine: Szechuan Chinese
Rating: Great kitchen
I think we inserted this fourth stop on the crawl as well because the first couple really sucked.
I’ve been to Spicy Home a number of times, usually just for a dish or three (as they don’t allow wine). It’s a great casual Sichuan place.
Peppercorn Sauce Chicken. Sauce was great but the chicken had a very high bone percentage.
Scrambled Egg with Shrimp. Solid version of this dish with fluffy shrimp.
Sautéed Shredded Cabbage. Really great version of this dish with a nice “oily” flavor.
String beans with eggplant. Garlic eggplant into which string beans was mysteriously thrown. Not particularly great.
Tea Smoked Duck. Awesome. Very juicy with a pastrami / ham like quality.
Sliced Pork Belly with Tofu Dry Pot. Great flavor and textures. Not super spicy but nice. Best dish so far.
Spicy Home has a great kitchen and implements solid rustic Sichuan. It’s very informal though and has no liquor license so doesn’t feel like a “proper” dinner location. But for pure tastiness of the dishes it’s extremely solid, excellent even.