What a wonderful little spot in the San Fernando Valley. The High Tea Cottage is located one block south of Ventura Blvd in Woodland Hill. The staff is friendly and don’t be surprised if they engage in conversation with.
Look out for special days like Downton Abbey Teacher or Customer Appreciation day which prices are slashed in half. I was fortunate to visit on a Good Friday customer appreciation day.
We started with tea and delight fruit salad. Then we enjoyed our tea sandwiches and scones and enjoyed our fruit filled Belgian chocolate cups.
Address: 21938 Costanso St, Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Spicy Wonton Soup- Photo by Crystal A. Johnson
While going to do my laundry at a strip mall, a vibrant place caught my attention called the Szechuan. Something about it even from afar screamed authentic. The crowd mostly, if not all Asians except me tends to validate my authenticity suspicion.
The restaurant has an extensive menu. Things caught my attention like Szechuan pork, a couple nearby sharing tofu stew, and corn chowder soup. However, I settled on something that I don’t see everyday which is spicy wonton soup. This is not you standard American Chinese won ton soup. Instead it is a mixture of chili oil, broth, green onions and garlic and my wontons were filled with pork. Though, I enjoyed the flavor, I did think it was too oily. I would like to maybe had more broth based. It was very rich. The garlic and green onion tasted very fresh. I also order some crispy spring roll that were perfectly crispy and the vegetables inside tasted fresh and were crunchy.
Appetizers average around $10. Hot pots average $42 and include best for hot pads or chicken hot pot or duck hot pot. Entrées Tinta range between 14 and $20.
On the day I visited, service was extremely slow.
The decor is beautiful. It make you kind of forget you are in s strip mall by a laundry mat and cleaners. I definitely would like to explore some of the other dishes.
The restaurant is located by California State Northridge University.
Where: 9250 RESEDA BLVD UNIT #7-8 NORTHRIDGE, CA 91324
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