Overview: is conveniently situated right across from the Krikorian Theater on Lemon Avenue in Old Town Monrovia and serves Szechwan, Shanghai, and Mandarin cuisine. The restaurant is especially well known for their Egg Foo Young dishes. They also offer Monday and Tuesday night drink specials, as well as a Sunday Champagne Brunch.
Décor: The interior, which is decorated with Chinese artwork, pottery, mirrors, and accented lighting, features multiple colors, especially shades of red and gold. Large windows looking out on Lemon Avenue frame the front of the dining room. There is a small lit-up bar with flat screen TVs towards the back. In addition to the bar area, customers can sit in large booths or at tables by the window. Outdoor seating is also available.
Drinks: They have a full bar, and their drink specials include $1 Martinis every Monday evening from 5-10 pm with any dinner entrée, and $1 Chinese (Yanjing) Beer with any dinner entrée on Tuesdays from 5-10 pm.
Appetizers: Appetizers range from $6.75 to $8.95. Especially popular is their mixed hot appetizer plate, with fried wontons, barbecued spareribs, paper wrapped chicken, bacon wrapped chicken liver, egg rolls, and teriyaki beef. Their other appetizers include steam or fried dumplings, barbequed pork, fried shrimp, and Special Chinese salad for two with sweet ginger, toasted rice noodles, and sesame dressing.
Entrees: Entrees range from $8.95 to $26.95. Egg Foo Young is extremely popular, and comes with your choice of BBQ Pork, Chicken, Shrimp, or Vegetables. Other favorites include Butterfly shrimp; General Tso’s chicken; Sizzling Beef with scallops or shrimp; Crystal Shrimp; Mongolian lamb; Sliced beef with orange flavor; Chicken with black pepper sauce; and Lemon chicken. Mandarin style House duck (half) or Peking Duck (in advance) is also featured.
Szechwan spicy shrimp and Shrimp with lobster sauce are favorites. Other seafood dishes include Sweet & Sour Shrimp or Fish; Shrimp curry; Shrimp or Fish with black bean sauce; Hunan shrimp; Szechwan sliced fish; Shrimp with snow peas; Whole fish with bean curd; Spiced shrimp with peanuts; Hot spicy ginger shrimp; Shrimp with assorted vegetables; Hot spicy Fish, Scallops, or Lobster; Shrimp with green peas; and Lobster with black bean sauce.
Chicken dishes include Moo goo gai pan; Sweet & sour chicken; Diced chicken with almonds or peanuts; Chicken with orange flavor; Hot spicy shredded chicken; Chicken with black mushrooms; and Chicken chow mein. Beef dishes include Beef with broccoli snow peas, or black bean sauce; Beef curry; Hot spicy shredded beef; Beef with oyster sauce; Beef with Chinese mushrooms and bamboo shoots; Sliced beef with scallions; and Kung Pao Beef. Pork dishes include Sweet & sour or Hot & spicy pork, Shredded pork Peking-style, Shredded pork with bean sprouts, and Sliced pork with Chinese cabbage. They also offer Pork, Chicken, Beef, Shrimp or Vegetable Mu Shu.
Vegetable Dishes include Sauteed bean sprouts or broccoli, Snow peas with bamboo shoots, Black mushrooms with bean curd, and Mixed vegetables. Hot spicy eggplant, Grandma’s tofu (in chili sauce), Family-style bean curd, Eggplant with brown sauce, and String bean Szechwan are vegetable dishes which include pork.
Noodles, Rice, and Soup: Noodle and Rice dishes range from $7.50-$11.95. Pan-fried Noodles are a favorite and come with Shrimp, Chicken, Pork, Beef, as do Lomein Noodles. Rice dishes come with Shrimp, Pork, Chicken, and Vegetables. White rice ($1) is also available. Noodle Soups come with Beef, Shitake mushrooms, Salted vegetables, Shredded chicken, and Shrimp. Soups ($7.50 for two/$8.95 for four) include Egg flower, Wonton, Hot & sour, Chicken and Shrimp sizzling rice soup.
Lunch: Combination Plates ($7.95-$8.50) are served with soup, fried wonton, egg roll, fried rice, and cookie, and include Chicken chow mein, Sweet & sour pork, Sliced beef with scallions, Beef with green pepper, Diced chicken with almonds, Shrimp with lobster sauce, Diced chicken with brown sauce, Shrimp chow mein, and Sweet & sour shrimp.
Additional lunch entrees ($7.50-$8.50) include Twice cooked pork, Hot Szechwan shredded pork or beef, Beef with broccoli, Moo goo gai pan, Chicken with cashews, Spicy diced chicken with peanut, Shrimp in garlic sauce, Hot spicy shrimp Szechwan, Three ingredients (shrimp, chicken, beef), Buddha’s feast (mixed vegetables), and sautéed bean sprouts.
Sunday Champagne Brunch: Their brunch is all you can eat, $13.95 per adult and $5.95 per child. The menu changes every month but may include a variety of items, including Egg rolls, House salad, Paper wrapped chicken, Fried chicken, Beef with black bean sauce, Chicken Lomein, Sweet & sour fish, Diced chicken with garlic, Scrambled eggs with fresh tomatoes, Shrimp with broccoli, Mixed vegetables, Steamed mussels, Pork fried rice, Egg flower soup, Hot & sour soup, Fried banana, Fruit in season, Cheese cake, Champagne, and Coffee.
Service: The host will seat you.
Signature Dishes: Egg Foo Young, Butterfly Shrimp
120 E Lemon Ave
Monrovia , CA 91016