Yu Zhou Café, web site, 576 N Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg, MD, 301-330-9808 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | TripAdvisor | Ylp]
This is a strange but also excellent place. The clientele is Latino and Chinese, and they order accordingly. Thus the secret Chinese menu is in Chinese only. I tried to order some dishes I know. The fish with Sichuan peppercorns was excellent, and with an amazing amount of quality fish, sharp flavors too, not the muddy, gluggy route. I ordered Dan Dan noodles and received some kind of hot sesame noodles, they were pretty good. Hot and Sour Wontons are recommended. If you can’t read Chinese, I don’t really know how to crack this menu. I was there too early to do a lot of pointing to other tables. At the very least this place seems to be competitive with many of the other Sichuan eateries, and it has possible upside potential beyond that.