The sleek LA-meets-Shanghai interiors of House of Wong's two locations suggest an aesthetic far from the stereotypical Chinese joint of old. As goes the dcor, so goes the cuisine as well. It's MSG-free and deliciously fresh. The crisp, green scent of cilantro practically greets you at the door, whetting your appetite for such house specialties as Wong's Hot Chicken (oh-so-lightly battered poultry chunks, sauted in special hot sauce), mahi-mahi in pineapple-coconut sauce, mango asparagus chicken and Wong's Asian Sloppy Joe, made with a mix of minced jalapeo, tomato, celery, onion and ground beef in a soy-hoisin sauce on French bread. When the idea of a mound of fried rice puts a thud in your tummy, remember that the Chinese eats are lighter and brighter here.