105 W. 25th Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94403
Spicy Empire is a Chinese restaurant that recently opened in the former location of Shanghai East. They focus on Sichuan Chinese cuisine with an emphasis on spicy dishes.
Their sister restaurant is The Pot Sticker in San Francisco’s Chinatown.
Summary – Extremely spicy Sichuan Chinese food for those who dare.
Insider Tip – Order crab the day before you dine. Beer, Rice, and milk are necessities. Leave the kids at home.
Cuisine – Sichuan Chinese cuisine
Location – San Mateo
Opened – January 2011
Service – Typical Chinese marginal service is present at Spicy Empire. Dishes were so hot that we could barely taste ingredients. We ate dinner with 12 people and all of us agreed!
Signature Dishes – Spicy fish fillet, cumin beef ribs, pancake couples delight.
Spicy fish fillet with flaming chili oil, Salt-and-pepper prawns, cumin lamb, eggplant with garlic sauce, dried sautéed string beans
OK: (Order if you like this dish)
Deep fried string beans with salty egg yolk, Green onion pancake, raw beef Rice noodle soup, sesame chicken, sweet and sour pork
Pans: (We would not reorder these dishes)
Steamed pork soup dumpling