Had such a great dinner at Meizho Dongpo last night. It is the best Chinese we have on the Westside by a long shot; yes, it is pricier than SGV, but it is not a full-on shake-down like La Cienega’s Newport Seafood outpost.
The Spicy Stir Fried Pot (cauliflower, whole head-on shrimp, thick glass “noodle,” pork belly and, strangely, Spam - which was substituted for the lotus roots without warning) was so great. It was probably was filled with as much Sichuan Numbing Flower/Peppers and other peppers as my last few visits to SGV combined.
MaPo Tofu and Sichuan “Heartbreakers” were excellent.
Lovely stir-fried pea-tendrils with oil and light garlic.
Only the insipid tomato-oxtail soup missed the mark.
It was pretty crowded for a cold night (at least for this town) with inclement weather, and quite lot of non- (or little-) English speakers.