1720 N. Milpitas Blvd
Milpitas, CA 95035
Why did we dine here? – South Legend is a long standing Sichuan Chinese restaurant in Milpitas that has been listed in the Michelin Guide. We were in the area and decided to give this restaurant another try.
Insider Tip – Eat here only if you like spicy food.
Cuisine – Sichuan Chinese
Location – Milpitas
Service – South Legend had fair service. You pretty much have to hail the waiters to get most things done, especially when they are busy.
Verdict – South Legend serves up decent spicy Sichuan Chinese dishes. This restaurant is a good bet if you’re looking for some heat, and are located near by.
South Legend Signature Dishes – Boiled Fish, Couple’s Delight, Chong Qing fish fillet with Chili.
South Legend’s Menu features a wide variety of dishes, but we would stick to the Sichuan ones and avoid Americanized dishes.
South Legend Food Picks:
Boiled fish fillet in a fiery sauce ($10) was spicy and decent, but included some fair fish in a heavy gravy. Overcooked peppercorns.
Dry fried Long Bean ($7.75) were done just fine. Fresh, cooked till firm.
Spicy Sichuan Rice Jello ($5.50) was pretty firey. Nice blend of cool and hot.
Cumin Lamb ($11.25) was in gravy, unusual for this dish. Not bad, lots of fat, and not too much spice.
Sweet and Sour Pork ($8.95) was surprisingly decent. Egg-less batter. Freshly fried, leftovers were dismal.
Pork Rib Noodle Soup ($6) satisfied our need for noodles. Decent broth too.
OK: (Order if you like this dish)
Pans: (We would not reorder these dishes)