Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Spicy House revisit

We haven’t been back to Spicy House since shortly after it first opened. When our original dinner plans fell through, we decided to stop by Spicy House and try some more dishes. You can read about my first trip here.

On our first trip, the place had been packed, but it was a lot emptier on this visit.

We started with some cold appetizers. At the front of the restaurant, they have a selection of cold dishes. You can go up there and choose 3 items for $5.50. We choose seaweed salad, marinated beef tongue and marinated chicken gizzard.

We got the stir fried lamb, which I really enjoyed.

Chef’s special green beans

Crispy rice dish with three flavors.

A broth is poured over rice squares that are previously fried, which creates a sizzling noise. The broth was super salty. I ended up not eating much because it was so salty.

Spicy boiled fish. We almost always get a spicy boiled dish. We usually alternate between fish or beef. Tonight we went with fish.

Sauteed finless eel. Last time I ordered the house special eel and really enjoyed it. So I thought I’d order another eel dish. The sauce was a little too sweet and I didn’t like this eel preparation as much as the previous one we had.

Overall, I was disappointed with the food this time around. I enjoyed our first visit better. The service was friendly and attentive though. You can view the menu on my previous post.

Spicy House
3860 Convoy St, Ste 105
San Diego, CA 92111

 

2 Responses to “Spicy House revisit”

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    Faye — February 22, 2011 @ 9:45 am

    I’ve been here twice now in the last 2 weeks thanks to you :)

    I didn’t really enjoy the boiled fish – BUT – over the weekend I ordered the boiled beef and LOVED it. I also ordered your Fish filet and tofu in special sauce (#91 on menu i think) and it blew me away – it’s definitely my new favorite dish! It literally tastes like the fresh fish w/ green onions/soy sauce you get at the Chinese seafood restaurants.

    In regards to the 5.50 appetizers, my favorite items are the seaweed and the garlic cucumbers. I’ve tried the string tofu and spicy beef/tendon but thought it was meh.

    Your pics were so crisp and clear! Nice job -

    • Kirbie replied: — February 22nd, 2011 @ 11:21 am

      I saw the fish filet with special sauce when I was looking at the menu and thought of you! I was going to order it but we had too many dishes. Now I wish I had ordered it.

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