Sichuan food is on the menu at this unexpected spot, set within the Westfield Mall Century City. Inside, the lofty ceiling features modern fixtures that hang over the room’s gold screens, blue silks, and black lacquer accents. A buzzy bar and open kitchen augment the vibe. A bulk of the guests prefer to sit outdoors, so the patio is mighty popular, with blue seats that match an array of vases set along the back "fence."
Each dish is prepared with care. Some, like the whole pork hock lodged in red chili oil or eggplant in garlic and chili sauce, may be humble but flaunt balanced flavors. Thick dan dan noodles may then be twirled around spicy minced pork infused with bits of bracing scallion. The fish fillet is a classic rendition and makes a fine finish.