Chuckie’s favorite Chinese restaurant


Daedalus and I discussed this place on BTR last Sunday, April 30, 2012. They have quite the menu, all dishes named after Communist themes and whatnot. Here is the entire menu I copied off the website. Get a load of the names of some of those dishes…


1. Beijing Spring roll One scrumptious vegetarian spring roll for $1

1a. Peasants’ onion pancake $5
So good! Have as an appetizer or eat it up along with an entrée

2. Crunchy wonton $6
Fried crisp with morsels of seasoned chicken inside – served with our sweet & sour sauce and spicy mustard for dipping

3. Lettuce cup $9
Minced chicken or tofu, chopped green beans, carrot & jicama served with lettuce wrappers

4. Gang of Four fried shrimp $6

5. Eggplant pamphlet $7
Five eggplant-bound volumes filled with shrimp or tofu propaganda

6. People’s potstickers $8
Pan-fried dumplings – herb-seasoned chicken filling – or our black mushroom, bok choy, wood ear mushroom & smoked tofu filling

6a. Bamboo steamer dumpling $8
Herb-seasoned chicken filling – or our black mushroom, bok choy, wood ear mushroom & smoked tofu filling

6b. Shrimp & spinach dumplings $8
Six dumplings filled with herb marinated shrimp, spinach & delicately fried egg – each order freshly made & steamed

6c. Shrimp & spinach roll $2
Crispy fried roll with chopped shrimp, spinach & egg filling

88. Cha shao bbq pork $8
Sliced and served with hoisin and sesame seeds

vegan broth available upon request

7. Peace not war wonton $8
Mushrooms, shrimp, chicken, zucchini, Chinese cabbage, bok choy, carrots & chicken wonton dumplings in our delicious home-style chicken broth – for $2 add cha shao bbq pork

7a. Model citizen noodle soup $9
Huge bowl! herbs, vegetables & beef with wheat-flour egg-noodles in a light bonito broth

8. Egg flower $5
Delicate egg, zucchini, snow pea, carrot, cilantro & tomato in our home-style chicken broth

9. Hot & sour $6 large, $3 small
Tofu, tomato & wood-ear mushroom in the famously tasty spicy chicken broth

10. Spinach, tofu & black mushroom $6


11. One dollar $1
Lettuce, cucumber & shredded carrots with our sweet & light vinegar-soy dressing

12. Crispy $9 (shrimp or smoked tofu $1 more)
Choice of chicken, shrimp or smoked tofu – lettuce, cucumber & jicama garnished with carrots, green onions, ground peanut, pickled ginger, cilantro, black sesame seeds & dressing. For 1$ more have grilled shrimp or smoked tofu instead of chicken.

13. Spinach $7
Fresh spinach leaves, mushrooms, bean sprouts, fresh mango, tomato, grilled chicken & almonds with our sweet, light, vingar-soy dressing. For 1$ more have grilled shrimp or smoked tofu instead of chicken.

Protein choice of beef, pork, chicken, soft tofu, fried tofu, almond, peanut or cashew – cha shao bbq pork, shrimp, sole or smoked tofu – $1 more.

14. Bok choy over chow fun $8
Wide rice-flour noodles, bok choy, bean sprouts, onion, tomato, green onion, shredded carrot & choice of protein – most popular street food in Canton Province.

15. Fresh vegetables over lo mien $8
Thin wheat-flour egg-noodles with bok choy, tomato, bean sprout, shredded carrot, mushroom, onion & choice of protein

15a. Curry rice-stick $10
Stir fried with onion, celery, bean sprouts, seasoned egg & Madras curry – choice of protein

16. Hong Kong chow mien $10
Wok-fried bed of wheat-flour egg-noodles with sumptuously saucy vegetables – try this with fish (add1$)

17. Fried rice $7
White or brown rice, shredded egg, snow pea & carrot with bean sprouts, green onion & choice of protein – try with cashew or add $2 to enjoy chairman’s treatment of extra scrambled egg on top

Protein choice of beef, pork, chicken, soft tofu, fried tofu, almond, peanut or cashew. Shrimp, sole or smoked tofu – $2 more. Entrées come with jasmine rice – brown rice 50¢ more. Vegan sauces available upon request.

18. Kungpao $10
Onion, green onion, bell-pepper, carrot, peanut & Sichuan pepper together in the world-famous style

19. Orange-ginger $12
Lightly batter-fried slices of beef or chicken served in our renowned sauce of fresh oranges, fresh ginger, dried tangerine peel, green onions & Sichuan peppers, garnished with blanched broccoli

20. Black-bean $11
Choice of protein with broccoli, zucchini, onion, mushroom & carrot in a hearty garlic black-bean sauce

21. Sweet & sour $11
Pineapple, onion, cucumber & bell pepper in our own all-natural extremely tasty sweet & sour sauce with your choice of pork, chicken, cashew, shrimp or fish – each available either batter or stir fried

22. Mao’s Hometown $11
Made just like Mao’s mama’s in Hunan Province! Smoked tofu & wood ear mushroom in our lightly spicy house sauce – for this dish we recommend fish or shrimp

23. Long-life beans $9
Green beans braised with black bean sauce – highly addictive!

24. Mapo tofu $10
Stew of soft tofu in spicy sauce direct from Sichuan Province – have it the traditional way with beef, or for 2$ more try with fish

25. Sesame & yam beef $11
Slices of lightly batter-fried beef, snow pea, fresh tomato & yam in spicy-sweet sauce with sesame seeds – this recipe comes from the 1911 revolutionary capitol, Nanjing

26. Qingjiao rousi $10
Try your Chinese pronunciation on this! Shredded pork & marinated, roasted tofu with green & red bell-peppers stir-fried in our light country-style sauce

27. Mushroom chicken $9
Tender sliced chicken, snow peas & white mushroom in our Shaoxing wine sauce

28. Countryside commune eggs $7
Seasoned egg with fresh tomato, green onion, garlic & ginger

29. Long March camp-fry $7
Chinese cabbage, snow pea, tomato, wood-ear mushroom, white mushroom, zucchini & bean sprouts

33. Sautéed spinach &/or bok choy $7
Wok-sautéed with just a little oil, green onion & garlic, then served in its own broth – a deliciously light treat & a beautiful accompaniment to richer entrées

34. Sichuan eggplant $11
Sweet & spicy wok-sautéed young eggplant with choice of protein

35. Coconut curry $11
Green beans, eggplant, tomato, broccoli, black mushroom, carrot, onion & bokchoy with choice of protein

36. Garlic $9
Onion, bell pepper, carrot & broccoli with generous garlic & a touch of Vietnamese fish sauce

37. Salt & pepper $9 veggie, $12 seafood
Choice of delicately batter-fried seafood or vegetables – seasoned with fresh green hot chili-peppers, onions, white pepper & salt

38. Weiwuer lamb $12
A very popular street food from remote ancient silk road region in northwest China… salt, cumin & chili powder with sliced lamb, cashew, jicama, onion & cilantro – fast cooked in the wok

39. Shao montain lamb $12
Slices of lamb, leek & jalapenos stir-fried with preserved black beans & our secret sauce


Jasmine iced tea $2.50

Fresh home-made ginger-ale $2.50

Fresh-squeezed juices at Melrose Avenue location only
Pineapple $6, Tomato $3, Orange $3.5, Carrot $3.5, Green Scare! $5

Hot teas by the pot $2 per person – see our specials list for the current selection from our kitchen & around the world

Fountain soda $2
Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Barq’s Root Beer

Bottled water
flat $1.50, small San Pellegrino $2, large San Pellegrino $4


Red bean pastries $4
Six small pastries made from sweet rice flour, cooked fresh each order!

Chocolate pineapple $6
One-quarter of a freshly sliced pineapple served with a rich, warm, intensely chocolate dipping sauce

If you want to go to their website, it’s right here.

Question… Why in the hell would some idiots open a place in honor of possibly the man with the highest bodycount in history, which is 73,237,000.


90 Comments on “Chuckie’s favorite Chinese restaurant”

  1. livefreeor die says:

    Is it next door to Stalin’s Borscht Palace?

  2. snowcrash says:

    I’m just the driver!

  3. garycooper says:

    A Great Leap Forward, for Chinese cuisine. To learn about another such wonderment, check into the cannibalism that was occurring during Mao’s insane reign of error:

    “Try the Virgin Traveller, it so tender. It “long pork,” very special Chinese specialty!”

    • poteen2 says:

      ” It’s better to be in the warm belly of a friend than in the cold, hard ground.”

      • garycooper says:

        There’s a debatable slogan, if ever I heard one. 😆

      • OLT's Strange Land says:

        You don’t grok that?

      • garycooper says:

        Oh, I grok it. I grok it completely. 😯

        I sometimes struggle with acceptance of certain foreign dietary customs. I know it’s xenophobic of me, and I’m working on it. Here, have a puppy-smoothie.

      • Ban Stink-ki Moobs says:

        And you get about 24 hours in that warm belly, and then you go down the hole, into the pump station, pureed, in through the headworks with 1000 other turds, oxidized, settled, anaerobically digested, and sold to an organic farmer for fertilizer.

  4. Pig says:

    Well…..seeing that picture of Mao at the bottom of the site, it looks to me like they’re just poking fun. Of course, given how many people Mao starved to death one might question whether or not the joke is in good….taste….

  5. poteen2 says:

    Prices aren’t bad for that area.

    Question… Why in the hell would some idiots open a place in honor of possibly the man with the highest bodycount in history, which is 73,237,000.


    $5 says the owner is a die hard capitalist with a target market (based on the locations) and another $5 says the cooks are all Mexican. 🙂

  6. garycooper says:

    Joke or not, in this restaurant’s case, there are still plenty of lefties who believe Mao is “misunderstood.” They believe socialism can still work, despite the incredible body-counts racked up by all the major players in the past century. They believe capitalism to be the true evil afflicting mankind.

    • beed says:

      …when the truth is humans are fundamentally evil and will corrupt fucking anything.

    • rsjsteel says:

      Nah, the Commies are just evil. High body counts are how they get their kicks. I’ve know honest Leftists who were open about their admiration of Stalin. They all feel that way, it is just most of them have the PR sense not to advertise it.

  7. haysoos says:

    Mao Christmas tree ornaments?

  8. OLT's Strange Land says:

    #ObamaCompositeGirlfriends Maisy Tung

  9. OLT's Tao says:

    beed :
    …when the truth is humans are fundamentally evil and will corrupt fucking anything.

    Amen ad infinitum

    Everything becomes a Donkey Show if people let their uninstructed and unalloyed urges rule their actions.

    • beed says:

      Yup. Some form of capitalism may be the lesser evil out of the choices we have, but it ain’t God’s way to salvation.

      • OLT's Tao of Mao says:

        Once the Garden party was over, it was over. Humans developed intelligence (OK, debatable) and eventually discovered morality in various forms. But the animal instinct to survive and prosper by ensuring that others do not is first and foremost in the lizard (LOL) brain at the core of the mind.

        The most despicable crimes are those by “civilized” people who are NOT at imminent risk of starvation/death/extinction yet still choose to follow their baser instincts. They use the developed mind to justify the actions of the animal core and even construct alternate moralities as defenses of their actions. Mao is an example of the corruption of power and the ability of the human mind to create its own false righteousness. Mao became God in his mind, and thus created much evil when he made some good.

        However, it remains true that the purely altruistic protohuman never evolved. Altruism lasts only as long as the life of the individual practicing it, and must be a choice AGAINST the animal core. Completely abandoning animal instincts abandons self-preservation. That is a distinct counter-indicator to procreation and passing on the family genes. Completely altruistic people do not survive if they insist on a LACK of self-interest from the animal core. Completely altruistic nations would not survive, either. So they do not exist except as flashes in the pan.

        Therefore, the path without God is always a road between the two ditches of animalistic savagery and the inability to survive. History teaches us that the wheel-ruts on the savagery side are deep and lead further down into the ditch.

        The path with God follows the same road, but with a purpose one can stay well clear of the evil ditch and touch on the altruistic one as much as humanly possible (purposeful use). “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13) is, despite some nasty Islamic commentaries I just found, the expression of the principle of altruism expressed as a belief in God and the greater good. I will note, however, that dead men accomplish no aid to anyone, and that the successful altruistic human requires alliance with the animal core of self-preservation.

      • beed says:

        Compress that to 140 characters and you can tweet it.

      • OLT's Tao of Mao says:


      • dwells38 says:

        With a billion neurons the human brain is capable of amazing things. But it comes down to programming. Western-style thinking tends to program rational minds. But it doesn’t have to be like that as many other parts of the world and sub-cultures demonstrate.

  10. OLT's Tao of Mao says:

    Mao liked the sluts, too, if history written by the haters of the winners can be trusted.

  11. Voltaire's Crack says:

    From Yelp:

    I hear the owners are opening a sister restaurant called Hitler’s Oven. What is it with liberals and the glorification of mass murderers? The fantastic irony is that this is in the middle of Venice, what happened to all those loving humanitarians? Well, they pack this place.

    I ate here once but the the love of a man who killed 50 million people as a theme for a restaurant was to much for me to stomach.

    Am I overly sensitive? I don’t know, but Goebbels had nothing on this place.

  12. beed says:

    Swollen in head, weak in legs, sharp in tongue but empty in belly.

  13. Ban Stink-ki Moobs says:

    Happy cinco de quatro, from the Tijuana donkey show.

  14. dwells38 says:

    Let’s not forget Kim Jong Il’s House of Imports. And Sadaam’s Sadist Sundrys!

  15. iSpeakJive says:

    See the tweet from 6 hours ago in the bar on the right. 2am, and he’s up tweeting about CL.
    Couldn’t sleep, Chuck? Something on your mind?

  16. rightymouse says:

    Deaths From Diseases Due to Malnutrition High, Yet the Soviet is Entrenched


    Ukraine, North Caucasus and Lower Volga Regions Suffer From Shortages


    Russian and Foreign Observers In Country See No Ground for Predications of Disaster

    Special Cable to THE NEW YORK TIMES

    MOSCOW, March 30—In the middle of the diplomatic duel between Great Britain and the Soviet Union over the accused British engineers there appears from a British source a big scare story in the American press about famine in the Soviet Union, with “thousands already dead and millions menaced by death and starvation.”

    Its author is Gareth Jones, who is a former secretary to David Lloyd George and who recently spent three weeks in the Soviet Union and reached the conclusion that the country was “on the verge of a terrific smash,” as he told the writer.

    Mr. Jones is a man of a keen and active mind, and he has taken the trouble to learn Russian, which he speaks with considerable fluency, but the writer thought Mr. Jones’s judgment was somewhat hasty and asked him on what it was based. It appeared that he had made a forty-mile walk through villages in the neighborhood of Kharkov and had found conditions sad.

    I suggested that that was a rather inadequate cross-section of a big country but nothing could shake his conviction of impending doom.

    Predictions of Doom Frequent

    The number of times foreigners, especially Britons, have shaken rueful heads as they composed the Soviet Union’s epitaph can scarcely be computed, and in point of fact it has done incalculable harm since the day when William C. Bullitt’s able and honest account of the situation was shelved and negatived during the Versailles Peace Conference by reports that Admiral Kolchak, White Russian leader, had taken Kazan—which he never did—and that the Soviet power was “one the verge of an abyss.”

    Admiral Kolchak faded. Then General Denikin took Orel and the Soviet Government was on the verge of an abyss again, and General Yudenich “took” Petrograd. But where are Generals Denikin and Yudenich now?

    A couple of years ago another British “eyewitness” reported a mutiny in the Moscow garrison and “rows of corpses neatly piled in Theatre Square,” and only this week a British news agency revealed a revolt of the Soviet Fifty-fifth Regiment at Duria, on the Manchurian border. All bunk, of course.

    This is not to mention a more regrettable incident of three years ago when an American correspondent discovered half of Ukraine flaming with rebellion and “proved” it by authentic documents eagerly proffered by Rumanians, which documents on examination appeared to relate to events of eight or ten years earlier.

    Saw No One Dying

    But to return to Mr. Jones. He told me there was virtually no bread in the villages he had visited and that the adults were haggard, guant and discouraged, but that he had seen no dead or dying animals or human beings.

    I believed him because I knew it to be correct not only of some parts of the Ukraine but of sections of the North Caucasus and lower Volga regions and, for that matter, Kazakstan, where the attempt to change the stock-raising nomads of the type and the period of Abraham and Isaac into 1933 collective grain farmers has produced the most deplorable results.

    It is all too true that the novelty and mismanagement of collective farming, plus the quite efficient conspiracy of Feodor M. Konar and his associates in agricultural commissariats, have made a mess of Soviet food production. (Konar was executed for sabotage.)

    But—to put it brutally—you can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs, and the Bolshevist leaders are just as indifferent to the casualties that may be involved in their drive toward socializaton as any General during the World War who ordered a costly attack in order to show his superiors that he and his division possessed the proper soldierly spirit. In fact, the Bolsheviki are more indifferent because they are animated by fanatical conviction.

    Since I talked to Mr. Jones I have made exhaustive inquiries about this alleged famine situation. I have inquired in Soviet commissariats and in foreign embassies with their network of consuls, and I have tabulated information from Britons working as specialists and from my personal connections, Russian and foreign.

    Disease Mortality Is High

    All of this seems to me to be more trustworthy information than I could get by a brief trip through any one area. The Soviet Union is too big to permit a hasty study, and it is the foreign correspondent’s job to present a whole picture, not a part of it. And here are the facts:

    There is a serious shortage food shortage throughout the country, with occasional cases of well-managed State or collective farms. The big cities and the army are adequately supplied with food. There is no actual starvation or deaths from starvation, but there is widespread mortality from diseases due to malnutrition.

    In short, conditions are definitely bad in certain sections— the Ukraine, North Caucasus and Lower Volga. The rest of the country is on short rations but nothing worse. These conditions are bad, but there is no famine.

    The critical months in this country are February and March, after which a supply of eggs, milk and vegetables comes to supplement the shortage of bread—if, as now, there is a shortage of bread. In every Russian village food conditions will improve henceforth, but that will not answer one really vital question—What about the coming grain crop?

    Upon that depends not the future of the Soviet power, which cannot and will not be smashed, but the future policy of the Kremlin. If through climatic conditions, as in 1921, the crop fails, then, indeed, Russia will be menaced by famine. If not, the present difficulties will be speedily forgotten.


    By Walter Duranty, The New York Times, March 31, 1933, Page 13

    • Iron Fist says:

      These conditions are bad, but there is no famine.

      That is the first rule of JournOlism: if the facts don’t fit the narrative, make up better facts. The MFM has always been the Enemy. They are just a little more easily caught at their lies today.

      • Ban Stink-ki Moobs says:

        And if you can’t change the facts, change the definitions. Elizabeth Warren is a minority by definition, and George Zimmerman is a honkey by definition.

        See how easy that was?

      • dwells38 says:

        Egzackly Ban Stink. She’s a bona-fide ‘Mercan Indian and that little brown guy’s a racist German Nazi for killing that innocent boy.

      • Iron Fist says:

        They are both Democrats, so I hope after the election they are both part of the Minority PArty. That’ll include Warren as being one of the “Not Employed but Not Looking” class of elite wealthy Democrats. I can’t believe that the Democrats are going to lose in Massachuttes again. How stupid and arrogant do they have to be to pull that off?

      • rightymouse says:

        Methinks liberalism effs up the mind & lefties think that if they just SAY things a certain way that meanings change.
        “It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is.” –Bill Clinton, during his 1998 grand jury testimony on the Monica Lewinsky affair

  17. dwells38 says:

    OK that menu is nothing but pinko propaganda but it still made me hungry as hell. I’ll have an order of Country-side commune eggs!

  18. Minnow says:

    Charles Foster Johnson – the Self-Obsession continues.

  19. rightymouse says:

    I was thinking of ordering Chinese food for lunch today, but I think I’ll pass. My favorite place is down the road from work. The chef there is from Cambodia. He escaped when Vietnam invaded. If you haven’t seen “The Killing Fields”, I recommend it.

  20. OLT's Own Good says:

    The other side of my rant, and a damned good point re: Mao and his pals:

    The pathology of doing something for someone ELSE’s “own good”; i.e., the Utopian Nanny State.

  21. Isn’t this owner kind of like making fun of Communism? I’ve haven’t eaten at the one on Pacific there. Is it any good? I’ve always been like Chinese is Chinese food.

  22. ISTE says:



  23. ISTE says:

    On Saturday night Charles Johnson is going to drop his trousers.

  24. livefreeor die says:

    Naw, the Supermoobs are old news.

  25. garycooper says:

    The Grand Tetons Of Culver City are still growing, according to my sources in the food-delivery business. Plus, there’s a bad moon on the rise. A supermoon? That remains to be seen. Astronomers are fearful.

    • OLT's Sick, Too says:

      And somewhat hyper-nauseated.

      • garycooper says:

        Well, the sightings last month puzzled the sky-watchers, as they spotted the orange “Harvest Moon” for the first time in the spring. Turns out, it was just Cheeto-stained moon-on-the-man they were seeing. More revolting than anything, but if it goes “supermoon?” Chunks will roll… 😯

  26. mchblazer says:

    Is there a Twitter list of all DoD peeps ? For those I don’t follow already and follow me my Twitter handle is John Difool @MCHblazer. Safety in numbers.

    • OLT's Tweetwar says:

      Yeah, I think CuriousLurker keeps one.


      I’m @OldLineTexan. I know, it’s confusing.

      • mchblazer says:

        We already follow each other. Want to collect up as many of the others from DoD as I can. Like I said, safety in numbers.

      • mchblazer says:

        We already follow each other.

      • Iron Fist says:

        You need a band of Twitter Warriors to fight with He Who Fights With Girls. Fortunately, there are already some high-powered lenses focused on him…

  27. Bunk X says:

    The missus-to-be and I went to Gorky’s in the late 80s only because it was close to a theater were we saw a show. The place was right in the middle of the warehouse district. Lotta bums.
    Prices were cheap.Had kasha, borscht and stuffed cabbage. The beer was good, but after a while the kasha started swelling until I thought I was gonna puke. We hired the band that was playing that night for our wedding.
    Apparently the owners found out that the lefty artists and bums didn’t have enough money to eat there much, and it closed a few years later.

  28. Bunk X says:

    As for the image on top of the thread, there needs to be an “L” painted in front of “MAO.”

  29. mrpaulrevere says:

    LGF says nice things about the Unabomber, Charles Manson and Bin Laden:

    “Even Kaczynski, Manson & bin Laden are smarter than the Heartland Institute. Tells you all you need to know about them.” Read the comment here:

    • rightymouse says:

      And that ridiculous comment tells me everything I need to know about the state of LGF these days. Is there a contest going on over there to see who can say the dumbest, most intellectually vapid crap?

    • dwells38 says:

      Hard to believe that place used to regularly feature such clear thinkers as Victor Davis Hanson or Oriana Fallaci. Now I suppose Charles would call them Nazis.

      • rightymouse says:

        What’s scary is the stated moral equivalence between mass murderers with obvious mental issues and a respected organization with a mission statement that says “to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems”.

  30. rightymouse says:

    I see that my earlier posts that were eated by the gulag overseer were released. Many thanks! 🙂

  31. Bunk X says:

  32. Bunk X says:

    L MAO

    • Bunk X says:

      From the Utoob comments:

      Country Jim 13 said:
      Those who made this are douche bags. They don’t even know the people in these photos. I do. One is my wife. She doesn’t have lice, she doesn’t live with her parents. In fact, she owns a five bedroom home, two cars, is a database programmer, has two kids, and probably makes as much money as the all the little bitches who made this pathetic video combined. Grow up and wake up you losers. Just because you are too pussy to stand up for your rights doesn’t mean you have to put down real patriots.

      Party on the Right said:
      I made the video. Just one little bitch. Since my wife is stunning, I am very sorry for you. But I do love to see someone protesting against the 1% turn around and argue they are better than someone else because they make more money. The sad thing is, you (and she) don’t.

      • haysoos says:

        darn it, Country Jim forgot to say what rights he was standing up for…probably just forgot

    • haysoos says:

      pretty funny…one guy in there looked like he got the shit knocked out of him…if you get multiple blows to the face, you are doing something wrong

  33. garycooper says:

    Handsome group of people, for sure. I know the HR people where I work would be tripping over themselves to offer them employment, because face-tats are veritable proof of a person’s keen judgement and decision-making skills. The guy who’s writing in to defend his hideodorous wife? I felt bad for Country Jim. 😦

  34. osprey1 says:

    The Football Is Green!