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Mala Sichuan Bistro

1201 Westheimer Road

  1. Cold Dishes & Street Foods
    1. Couple's Lung Slices

      Slices of beef shank, beef tendon, & honeycomb beef tripe, simmered with Sichuan spices and chilled, tossed with Chinese celery bits in spiced meat juice & red chili oil. Topped with crushed peanuts & cilantro.

    2. Cucumber Salad

      Wedges of fresh Persian cucumber salad in one of the two styles of your preference. Choose either red oil (tossed in sour & spicy vinaigrette, grinded garlic, red chili sauce & red chili oil) or garlic (tossed in grinded garlic and sesame oil).

    3. Funky Stick Chicken

      Shredded dark meat chicken tossed with an aromatic sour, sweet, & mala spicy sesame based vinaigrette. Garnished with green onions & sesame seeds.

    4. Garlic Bacon

      Cooked and chilled pork belly and cucumber slices rolled and slathered with a mixture of grinded garlic, sweet & spicy concocted soy sauce & red chili oil. Garnished with julienned green onion.

    5. Green Onion Oil Shrimp

      Several succulent shrimp tossed in a green onion oil paste.

    6. Mala Beef Jerky

      Beef shank made into tasty jerky, then tossed with mala spicy sauce, garnished with sesame seeds & green onions.

    7. Mala Beef Tendon

      Marinated beef tendon slices tossed with mala red chili oil, garnished with green onions

    8. Mala Peanut & Dry Tofu

      Roasted peanuts & dry spiced tofu cubes with green onion in ground Sichuan peppercorn, red chili sauce, & red chili oil.

    9. Chengdu Mung Bean Jelly

      Chilled mung bean jelly tossed with diced Chinese celery bits, cilantro & green onions in fermented broad bean paste & red chili oil.

    10. Dan Dan Noodles

      Custom made noodles boiled & mixed with mala spicy sauce & sesame paste, topped with boiled spinach, Yibin preserved vegetables & spiced ground pork, & green onions.

    11. Sour & Spicy Wontons

      House made wontons with pork filling in chef's special sour & spicy vinaigrette, sesame oil, red chili sauce & red chili oil.

    12. Red Oil Dumplings

      House made dumplings with pork filling slathered in red chili oil, grinded garlic, sweet & spicy concocted soy sauce, topped with sesame seeds & green onions.

    13. House Special Funky Cold Noodles

      Boiled wheat noodles, spiced and chilled, tossed with grinded garlic in an aromatic sweet, sour, and mala spicy sesame based vinaigrette, topped with shredded cucumber and green onions.

  2. Soups
    1. Egg & Tomato Soup

      Nice and hearty soup with tomatoes, stir-fried scrambled eggs, and seasonal greens

    2. Hot & Sour Soup

      Hot and sour soup with shredded bamboo shoots, wood ear mushroom, tofu, and egg whites

    3. Crab Meat and Asparagus Soup

      Lightly creamy soup with asparagus, snow crab meat, and egg whites

    4. West Lake Soup

      Lightly creamy soup with minced beef, diced tofu, cilantro, and egg whites

  3. Montrose Only Limited Specials
    1. Cold Fuse Cucumber

      Thinly sliced cucumber soaked in chef’s special brewed mala sour and sweet broth with red chilis and whole Sichuan peppercorns

    2. Lotus Root Mouth Watering Chicken

      Point and kill cage free chicken, bone-in and with skin, cooked and chilled, drenched in red chili oil based savory and aromatic chicken broth on a bed of crunchy lotus roots, topped with peanuts and sesame seeds

    3. Garlic Cordycep

      An antioxidant medical mushroom harvested in mountainous regions of western Sichuan and Tibet, tossed with minimal seasoning and garlic to enjoy its natural flavor and texture

    4. Sichuan Funky Candied Pecans

      Texas pecans encrusted with Sichuan funky flavor frosty coating

    5. Lettuce Cups

      Bits of basa fish, jicama, tofu, green onion, sautéed in spicy garlic sauce, served with hearts of romaine

    6. King Pork Hock

      Pork hock braised to perfect tenderness, meat removed from bone, sautéed with white onions, green and red bell pepper in mala and cumin spices, crushed peanuts and sesames, garnished with cilantro

    7. Dry Pot Beef

      Extremely flavorful and heavily seasoned with ginger, garlic, cooking wine, dry red chilis, whole Sichuan peppercorns, Sichuan fermented broad bean paste, fermented black bean, red chili sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, and red chili oil, along with potato, cauliflower, celery, lotus roots, and king oyster mushroom

    8. Dry Pot Bull Frog

      Extremely flavorful and heavily seasoned with ginger, garlic, cooking wine, dry red chilis, whole Sichuan peppercorns, Sichuan fermented broad bean paste, fermented black bean, red chili sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, and red chili oil, along with potato, cauliflower, celery, lotus roots, and king oyster mushroom

    9. Dry Pot Fish Fillet

      Extremely flavorful and heavily seasoned with ginger, garlic, cooking wine, dry red chilis, whole Sichuan peppercorns, Sichuan fermented broad bean paste, fermented black bean, red chili sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, and red chili oil, along with potato, cauliflower, celery, lotus roots, and king oyster mushroom

    10. Dry Pot Prawns

      Extremely flavorful and heavily seasoned with ginger, garlic, cooking wine, dry red chilis, whole Sichuan peppercorns, Sichuan fermented broad bean paste, fermented black bean, red chili sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, and red chili oil, along with potato, cauliflower, celery, lotus roots, and king oyster mushroom

    11. Green Peppercorn Beef

      Tender beef slices braised with baby bokchoy, king oyster mushrooms & sweet potato vermicelli in house made green peppercorn sauce, finished with boiling green peppercorn oil splashed over raw green peppercorns on top. These green peppercorns are for the flavor only- do not eat them!

    12. Green Peppercorn Bull Frogs

      Fresh kill whole bull frog, with the bone, braised with baby bokchoy, king oyster mushrooms, sweet potato vermicelli in house made green peppercorn sauce, finished with boiling green peppercorn oil splashed over raw green peppercorns on top. These green peppercorns are for the flavor only, do not eat them.

    13. Green Peppercorn Fish Fillet

      Basa fish fillet braised with baby bokchoy, king oyster mushroom & sweet potato vermicelli in house made green peppercorn sauce, finished with boiling green peppercorn oil splashed over raw green peppercorns on top. These green peppercorns are for the flavor only- do not eat them!

    14. Dry Fried Bull Frogs

      Fresh kill whole bull frog, with the bone, dry fried with fresh celery, Serrano peppers, garlic, ginger, green onion & dry red chilis in fermented broad bean paste, red chili sauce, soy sauce, red chili oil, ground Sichuan peppercorn & peppercorn oil.

    15. Organic Chestnut Chicken Stew

      A light and sweet stew of chicken leg meat and organic chestnuts

    16. Beef Short Ribs with Pickled Long Bean

      Housed pickled Chinese long bean sautéed with beef short ribs, dry red chilis and garlic

    17. Abalone Three Pepper Lamb Chops

      Marinated lamb chops sautéed with mixture of red bell peppers, yellow bell peppers, and jalapeño peppers in abalone sauce

    18. Cumin Three Pepper Lamb Chops

      Marinated lamb chops sautéed with mixture of red bell peppers, jalapeño peppers, white onion, dry red chilis, and whole Sichuan peppercorns in mala and cumin spices

    19. Sizzling Rice Cracker Pork

      Pork sliced, tomato, king oyster mushroom, spinach, wood ear mushroom, sautéed in light sour savory sauce, poured over fried sizzling rice cracker

    20. Prawns with Crispy Rice Cracker

      Prawns flash fried with crispy rice cracker with light red chili oil and whole Sichuan peppercorn and dry red chilis

    21. Surprise Tomato Fish

      Tomatoes and basa fish fillet braised in sour and spicy soup with Thai peppers

    22. Pork with Mushrooms

      Shredded pork sautéed with king oyster mushroom and tea tree mushroom in white sauce

    23. Pork with Pepper and Ginger

      Shredded pork sautéed with shredded ginger and shredded red bell pepper in brown sauce

    24. Corn with Organic Pine Nuts

      Sweet corn, peas, carrots sautéed and topped with organic pine nuts, drops of sesame oil

    25. Golden Hook Winter Melon

      Fresh winter melon slices sautéed with gingers and dry mini shrimps in a light creamy white sauce

    26. Green and Brown Goodies

      Sautéed hearts of baby bokchoy and shiitake mushrooms in brown oyster sauce

    27. Black and White Goodies

      Sautéed mountain yam and wood ear mushroom in white sauce

    28. Eight Treasure Sweet Sand

      Long lost traditional Sichuan plate, fruit preservatives and raisins sautéed with wheat flour and brown sugar

  4. Classic Sichuan Plates
    1. Dry Fried String Beans

      Dry fried string beans with green onion, garlic bits, Yibin preserved vegetable & spiced ground pork in light soy sauce.

    2. Mapo Tofu

      Soft tofu cubes braised to perfection with fresh leeks in fermented broad bean sauce paste & fermented black beans, sprinkled with ground Sichuan peppercorn.

    3. Twice Cooked Pork

      Pork belly boiled & sauteed with fresh leeks & fermented black beans in fermented soybean paste & fermented broad bean paste.

    4. Kung Pao Chicken

      Traditional Sichuan dish made the traditional way. Dark meat chicken sauteed with roasted peanuts & scallions, dry red chilis, & whole Sichuan peppercorns in Kung Pao sauce.

    5. Water Boiled Beef

      Braised with garlic and ginger bits in Sichuan fermented broad bean paste, then poured onto steamed Napa cabbage and leeks, finished with boiling oil splashed over garlic bits, greed onion, red chili powder on top

    6. Water Boiled Fish Fillet

      Braised with garlic and ginger bits in Sichuan fermented broad bean paste, then poured onto steamed Napa cabbage and leeks, finished with boiling oil splashed over garlic bits, greed onion, red chili powder on top

    7. Water Boiled Lamb

      Braised with garlic and ginger bits in Sichuan fermented broad bean paste, then poured onto steamed Napa cabbage and leeks, finished with boiling oil splashed over garlic bits, greed onion, red chili powder on top

    8. Water Boiled Pork

      Braised with garlic and ginger bits in Sichuan fermented broad bean paste, then poured onto steamed Napa cabbage and leeks, finished with boiling oil splashed over garlic bits, greed onion, red chili powder on top

    9. Spicy and Crispy Chicken

      Bite size dark meat chicken piece battered and deep fried, then flash wok fried in the wok with dry red chilis and all the aromatic and spicy seasonings

    10. Crispy Mala Beef

      Dry fried shredded beef with fresh celery, Serrano peppers, garlic, green onion, whole peppercorns, and dry red chilis in fermented broad bean paste, red chili sauce, soy sauce, red chili oil, and peppercorn oil

    11. Shredded Pork in Spicy Garlic Sauce

      Shredded pork sauteed with wood ear fungus, shredded white onions, ginger, garlic & scallions in spicy garlic sauce.

    12. Chinese Eggplant in Spicy Garlic Sauce

      Chinese eggplants sautéed with ginger, garlic & scallions in spicy garlic sauce.

    13. Cumin Beef

      Sauteed beef slices with Serrano peppers, red bell peppers, white onion, garlic, ginger, green onions & cilantro in ground cumin spicy, soy sauce & red chili sauce.

    14. Cumin Lamb

      Sauteed lamb slices with Serrano peppers, red bell peppers, white onion, garlic, ginger, green onions & cilantro in ground cumin spicy, soy sauce & red chili sauce.

    15. Tea Smoked Duck

      Half duck with bones, marinated, smoked with tea leaves, simmered with spices, deep fried & chopped into finger food sized pieces.

    16. Three Pepper Beaten Duck

      Tea smoked duck, with bones, flash wok fried with shredded ginger, garlic, dry red chili peppers, Serrano peppers & whole Sichuan peppercorns.

    17. Shredded Pork with Bamboo Shoots

      Shredded pork sauteed with hand split bamboo shoots in simple white sauce & sesame oil.

    18. Shredded Pork with Wood Ear

      Shredded pork sauteed with wood ear fungus, snow peas, red bell peppers, ginger, garlic & scallions in soy sauce & sesame oil.

    19. Shredded Beef with Serrano Peppers

      Sautéed shredded beef and Serrano peppers in soy sauce, oyster sauce and fermented soybean paste

    20. Peppercorn Chicken

      Battered and deep fried dark meat chicken sauteed with peppercorn oil & whole baked red Sichuan peppercorns. These peppercorns are to be eaten with the chicken pieces.

    21. Shredded Pork in Three Paste Sauce

      Sauteed shredded pork in fermented sweet wheat paste, fermented soybean paste & hoisin sauce, topped with shredded green onion.

    22. Mongolian Beef

      Sautéed beef slices with green and white onion in fermented sweet wheat paste, fermented soybean paste, and hoisin sauce

    23. Fish Fillet in Fermented Black Bean Sauce

      Basa fish fillet sauteed with garlic bits & fermented black beans in soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil & cooking wine, served on a bed of steamed baby bokchoy.

    24. Pork with Dry Spiced Tofu

      Spiced dry tofu sauteed with sliced pork & fresh celeries & scallions in brown sauce & oyster sauce.

    25. Salt & Pepper Prawns

      Shells on & deveined prawns sauteed with red bell pepper bits, Serrano pepper bits, white onion bits, sprinkled with salt & Chinese five spice.

  5. Vegetables
    1. Sauteed Baby Boychoy

      Sauteed baby bokchoy with your choice of garlic, red chilis or plain.

    2. Sauteed Lotus Roots

      Sauteed Lotus roots with your choice of garlic, red chilis or plain.

    3. Sautéed Spinach

      Sautéed fresh spinach in method of your choice: plain, with garlic, with red chilies, or with fermented tofu

    4. Shredded Potato with Jalepeño

      Sautéed shredded potato and shredded Serrano pepper in method of your choice: plain, with red chilis, or with rice vingegar

    5. Sauteed Taiwanese Cabbage

      Sauteed Taiwanese cabbage with your choice of garlic, red chilis or plain.

    6. Sauteed Water Spinach

      Sauteed water spinach with your choice of garlic, red chilis or plain.

  6. Fried Rice & Chowmein
    1. Beef Chowmein

      Comes with baby bokchoy, green & white onions. Choose spicy or non-spicy. Choose two more contents from the following: chicken, shrimp, pork, or vegetables.

    2. Beef Fried Rice

      Comes with eggs, green & white onions & bean sprouts. Choose spicy or non-spicy. Choose two more contents from the following: chicken, shrimp, pork, or vegetables.

    3. Chicken Chowmein

      Comes with baby bokchoy, green & white onions. Choose spicy or non-spicy. Choose two more contents from the following: beef, shrimp, pork, or vegetables.

    4. Chicken Fried Rice

      Comes with eggs, green & white onions & bean sprouts. Choose spicy or non-spicy. Choose two more contents from the following: beef, shrimp, pork, or vegetables.

    5. Pork Chowmein

      Comes with baby bokchoy, green & white onions. Choose spicy or non-spicy. Choose two more contents from the following: beef, shrimp, chicken, or vegetables.

    6. Pork Fried Rice

      Comes with eggs, green & white onions & bean sprouts. Choose spicy or non-spicy. Choose two more contents from the following: beef, shrimp, chicken, or vegetables.

    7. Shrimp Chowmein

      Comes with baby bokchoy, green & white onions. Choose spicy or non-spicy. Choose two more contents from the following: beef, chicken, pork, or vegetables.

    8. Shrimp Fried Rice

      Comes with eggs, green & white onions & bean sprouts. Choose spicy or non-spicy. Choose two more contents from the following: beef, chicken, pork, or vegetables.

    9. Vegetable Chowmein

      Comes with baby bokchoy, green & white onions. Choose spicy or non-spicy. Choose two more contents from the following: beef, shrimp, pork, or chicken.

    10. Vegetable Fried Rice

      Comes with eggs, green & white onions & bean sprouts. Choose spicy or non-spicy. Choose two more contents from the following: beef, shrimp, pork, or chicken.

  7. Drinks
    1. House Plum Juice

      Brewed in-house with ume, hawberry, and licorice 1 Liter serves 2 to 3

    2. Housemade Ice Tea

    3. Chrysanthemum Hot Tea

      $1/person

    4. Organic Juice

      Apple, Fruit Punch, or Apple Grape

    5. Soda

      Coke, Diet Coke, or Sprite

    6. Jasmine Hot Tea

    7. Horizon Organic Low Fat Milk

    8. Sunny D

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