Because of my SO’s work hours and movie-going preferences, we frequently eat dinner on Saturdays around 4:00 pm. He really enjoys Sichuan food, but we haven’t had it for a while, because I’ve had some health issues that make dealing with the heat a problem. I’m doing better, and he’s been such a good sport that I don’t mind ordering something bland but mediocre off the menu, if he can get something hot and yummy.
So I’m looking for good SGV Sichuan restaurants that are open at 4:00 pm - I think Nothingness looks open. Any other suggestions? Bonus points if the restaurant serves tea-smoked duck.
Thanks so much for your responses - we ended up at Nothingness. We ordered pig kidney, twice cooked pork, the house special diced chicken, and crispy duck in garlic sauce. My SO loved the chicken and the kidney, and we both really enjoyed the twice cooked pork and duck. I couldn’t eat much of the chicken, a bit hot for me, but just smelling it was wonderful. The duck is a bit over-cooked with the frying, but really tasty - like a wonderful Duck McNugget, without too much breading, lots of duck in each nugget, and a really good flavor.
I really need to go to Nothingness. What specific dishes do you recommend? I have no qualms with spiciness or “unusual” ingredients… in fact, just the other week I was at Legendary Restaurant in Alhambra and another table commented on how surprised (in a good way) they were to see someone who looks like me thoroughly enjoying the century eggs in the Trick Eggplant dish.
Menu is large and we have only had a fraction of it.
Still have not had the Thunderbolt frog, which the server told me is amazing.
we have really enjoyed these:
Dan Dan noodle
sauteed soybean seedings
beef in cumin sauce
Homeade style eggplant