Jonathan Gold is no stranger to Sichuan cuisine. Now it's time to add another restaurant to the list: Meizhou Dongpo in the Westfield Santa Anita mall in Arcadia. Jonathan recommends the crispy Beijing duck that is carved before your eyes, the violently sputtering scarlet mapo tofu and the fish floating in a sea of chiles. The restaurant's interior space is grand too, one that, in his words, could swallow all three locations of Chengdu Taste and still have space for the banquet rooms at the back.
400 South Baldwin Avenue
Arcadia, CA 91007
Read Jonathan's LA Times review of Dongpo and see what his favorite dishes look like on the plate on the Good Food blog.