Hit up a couple new to us places this weekend.
Schezwan Place: saw it recommended here and then saw the LA Weekly write up. Honestly, we thought it was just ok. We tried several dishes to get a feel for the food:
Braised pork, home style
Veggie chow fun (for my non meat loving daughter)
Pork ribs, bifeng tang style
Boiled fish in chilli pepper sauce
Dan Dan wontons
Dan Dan noodles, schezwan style
The pork was good and had a nice kick to it. The ribs, Reminded us of breaded fried pork chop pieces. The veggie chow fun was fine. The biggest hit was the fish - my 12yo ate leftovers for his midnight snack and for breakfast the next day too. The Dan Dan wontons were the biggest disappointment - they tasted like wontons coated in crunchy peanut butter. We didn't get any other flavor out of the dish except peanuts. The Dan Dan noodles were listed in the noodle soup section, so we were expecting a brothy version of the dish, but there was no soup or broth, just sauce. It was fine, nothing special. The heat level in everything was good, but we eat spicy food normally. We did think the kitchen is too light handed with the salt - we felt everything was under salted, which is unusual for restaurant food usually. I'd probably give it another chance, but order differently.
We also hit up Futaba Ramen for Japanese. My son loved the spicy miso ramen (hubby got the same thing), daughter went for edamame and gyoza and I went for the pork katsu curry. Everything was good - home style Japanese food. Portions are huge and prices were reasonable too. We'd come back here again.
Tried Cream Saturday night for dessert. Good ice cream sandwiches, although they fall apart easily. Liked the assortment of ice cream and cookie flavored and liked being able to customize each sandwich.