Two words describe my visit to Yunnan: pleasantly surprising. As a half-Chinese, I enjoy Chinese food immensely and I dislike Americanized “Chinese” foods. You won’t find better Chinese Sze Chuan food anywhere else. It is located in Chinatown just after the Spring Mountain exit, a few streets behind the plaza where Pho Kim Long is located. I had lamb with cumin the first time I came here. The dish came with red and green peppers, onions, cilantro, and jalapeno peppers. Definitely my favorite, and delicious as well. Lamb and cumin go so well together — it’s a wonderful taste combination. In case you’re unfamiliar with cumin, you may not like its flavor right away, but trust me, this is the way to go. It is impossible to eat lamb better than when it is cooked with cumin. At Yunnan Garden, you have to order this dish. This dish was also delicious with jalapeno peppers. Several of them were very spicy! If I’m craving something spicy, I often order takeout here. They have mouth wateringly delicious spicy boiled white fish, which is another one of my favorites! You get a generous portion of boiled fish and cabbage in a spicy soup. The cost is a little higher, but the amount you get makes it worth it. With some white rice, it would definitely serve two and make a fantastic dinner! This restaurant was recommended to me by a former colleague who is Chinese. After I explained to her that I am addicted to spicy food, she told me I had to try Yunnan Garden. After taking her advice, I would now describe myself as a loyal guest. I love this place so much! My favorite Chinese restaurant in town is this one. It is really amazing and authentic. This is not your fortune cookie egg roll type of Americanized Chinese food.