Boiled fish (off menu).
Me: Your menu looks different. You have Sichuan food now?
Man answering phone at Golden China: Yes.
Me: You have a Sichuan chef now?
Me: Can I get water-boiled fish? Mala?
Man: What, you want fish?
Me: Yes, fish, mala.
Man: Fish? Mala? [Then says something briefly in Chinese.]
Me: Yes, please. [Because I figure he knows what he’s talking about.].
I can’t believe we can get this in Culver City!
How is the food there? Been thinking about going.
They don’t use MSG, so I never go.
It’s one of those local places that make changes over the years. They used to have a section of the menu with wheat gluten dishes that were very good. Then there was a fire and when they reopened, the menu had changed and it wasn’t good at all. Now it looks likes there are changes again, so I’m willing to give it a couple more tries. Please report back if you go!
Secret menu: No garlic, extra msg, please.
So how did you like your last try???