A lot has been said about recent San Gabriel Valley spicy restaurant darling Hunan Mao. This Valley boulevard restaurant, not to be confused with its old incarnation a few doors east, is all new and modern looking, but still carries the familiar flavor of Hunanese cooking.
Tipped off by my friend Jason, we ordered the tiger skin peppers dish as part of dinner and was blown away by how delicious it was. On paper, the dish sounds ordinary: spicy green peppers blackened in a pan and stir fried with garlic and black bean sauce and then hit with a splash of vinegar. This is truly a dish that’s greater than a sum of its parts. The balance of sour, spicy, and that savory charred green pepper skin made it easy to polish the entire dish off.
8728 Valley Blvd
Rosemead, CA 91770