O’Green Cafe is a new place located in Arcadia, CA, across the street from the Burlington Coat Factory on Duarte Rd.
The prices here are slightly higher than at your typical Asian cafe. However, they’re in their soft opening phase right now, so all drinks and desserts are 10% off. According to their menu, they use the “highest quality organic ingredients” to prepare your meal. Is it worth it? The food seems to live up to a higher standard, so I vote yes.
The Hainan Chicken, in particular, is comparable to the one from the ever-popular Green Zone (another organic restaurant). Here’s hoping they can emulate their success.
When ordering from a restaurant named “Spicy City,” you’d better believe that they aren’t kidding around. That’s the lesson I learned when I decided to pick a menu item with not one, but two hotness indicators next to its name.
This fiery menace is known as the Spicy Szechuan Fish. Yes, it’s swimming in a vat of hot chili oil. The fish actually is quite tasty if you can withstand the heat. This is coming from somebody who doesn’t enjoy spicy food much.
I also tried the Fried Chicken Cubes with Red Chiles, another extra spicy dish. This is literally popcorn chicken laced with dried chili husks and peppercorns at a 1:1 ratio. The taste is a bit too peppery in my opinion, but the portions and price ($12.99 for the fish and $9.99 for the chicken) are on point. You will have leftovers for days.
If you dare, I invite you to give Spicy City a try. It’s on the second floor of the San Gabriel Focus Plaza, near the Ko Hyang Tofu House.