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Chinese restaurants in downtown LA's chinatown? Anything good there, since i notice Chinese restaurants after a post-prandial stroll from Little Jewel

"I stop at the cha shu bao."

"what's that ????"

bbq pork bun????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

about 6 hours ago
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3% healthcare charge: coming to more receipts near you

EVERY restaurant in San Francisco adds? Far from my experience.

Sep 15, 2014
FoodTrippin in Los Angeles Area

What do we call ...

What's a moniker ???????????????????
A male who monikes........
Females are Monicas...........

Sep 08, 2014
FoodTrippin in Los Angeles Area

Sliced Meat for Hot Pot in East Bay or SF?

Right Fatty Dumplin, 99 Ranch, pre-sliced in the freezer. 99 may also slice to order. Some stores in SF Chinatown will slice to order.

The place on Stockton (two stores down from the never ending quail place) is good. Note that lamb in Chinatown is normally goat (sheep and goat same word in Chinese), which works great for hot pot. The BBQ/take out in front always have some kind of beef intestine. Killer in hot pot, if you're into that kinda taste.

Live and Freshly Killed Chickens at King Poultry & Produce in San Francisco Chinatown

Peasants? Shucks, my simple heritage shows thru ;)

Bit of a challenge... [San Francisco]

Right On! "Splurging" on these places sends our kids to USB. :)

Live and Freshly Killed Chickens at King Poultry & Produce in San Francisco Chinatown

Melanie,

Sure you have mentioned before, just to reiterate. On Stockton st., within the fish arcade (between Pacific/Jackson). Live fowl market... guinea fowl, peasants, chickens (various), etc.... you may have mentioned before, I think.

Bit of a challenge... [San Francisco]

Yee Foo Won Ton seems to have gone outta style. This dish stirs memory similar to good memories of curry tomato beef stew chow mein. Old style Chinese yes, but does hit the spot sometimes.

Bit of a challenge... [San Francisco]

Their BBQ items are much better earlier in the day, fresh out of the oven. Not so much by mid-afternoon. They don't do a real Peking duck, so not recommend.

Bit of a challenge... [San Francisco]

Have had the goose twice. Rather dry, not recommend. Not on the 3 dish menu, about $6~8 as I recall.

Bit of a challenge... [San Francisco]

If room in your friends' budget, order a bowl of Sup Gum Yee Foo Won Ton. Not on the menu, but they should be able to make it for you for less than $8.

Was a fairly common dish in SF, don't see much these days. Deep fried won tons, served in soup with ten ingredients. Sounds funky, but may surprise you.

Bit of a challenge... [San Francisco]

Yee's great idea. Get the $19 three dish meal. Huge portions, decent eats. Beef with Gai Lan, Shrimp wet egg, deep fried whole flounder, etc..... Bring a bottle a wine, the waiters don't seem to understand what corkage means. :)

Who do you follow on the Los Angeles board, and why?

I look forward to Mr. Taster's posts. Responses to his messages are often very amuzzzing.

Plate sharing fee- why?

Well said. Thanks for your response.

Sep 02, 2014
FoodTrippin in Not About Food

More Authentic Chinese Food in Champaign IL Than The Entire San Fernando Valley?

HARD to type EggSLUT with the proverbial one hand.... just saying...........??????????

Sep 02, 2014
FoodTrippin in Los Angeles Area

The Italian Homemade Company -- Fresh Made Pastas, Piadini, and Cassoni on Columbus Avenue [San Francisco]

Realistically, the days of the small family delis are long gone and not likely to return. Since the demise of Panelli Brothers, Molinari's is about the only Italiano deli in our area.... and the bros are not really paisano... :)

No biggie. This new venture has a steep uphill climb. Wish them all the best. As much as many foodies may claim to want the BEST and SUSTAINABLE and AUTHENTIC ingredients, doubtful catering to this limited demo will keep doors open.

Just my dumb opinion.

The Italian Homemade Company -- Fresh Made Pastas, Piadini, and Cassoni on Columbus Avenue [San Francisco]

This spot was a nail place, and had been empty for a couple years, +/-. It's good to see some entrepreneurial spirit in this space.

I'm not a proponent of gentrification. However, we cheer someone who is trying to bring something new to our neighborhood.

Sad to see negative string chasing a place that has been opened less than two weeks.

The Italian Homemade Company -- Fresh Made Pastas, Piadini, and Cassoni on Columbus Avenue [San Francisco]

Sir, perhaps you should ask the price before you order something from a new (unfamiliar) enterprise. If you buy with the price is no object attitude, then caveat emptor.

These people are trying to make a living. If the price is not to your budget, go to Molinari's down the street, and they will machine cut their fresh pasta for you at a lower price point.

Plate sharing fee- why?

WSG:

How do you feel about a party of four, ordering three dinners at what is essentially a "family style" dinner restaurant? They order three dinners (entrees). Yet, they expect to have the full complement of bread/salad/soup/banchan..... whatever... so all four diners will leave satisfied that they got their money worth, after repeated refills.

Do you feel this is acceptable?

If management charges a non-eating (customer?) for the "extras", may we construe that this is the management way to "eject" these free loading customers?

Aug 28, 2014
FoodTrippin in Not About Food

Dim Sum Club -- XLB worth seeking out? [San Francisco]

Interesting. Most Chinese restaurants I frequent do not have knives (or scissors) at the ready for diner use. So how does one progress to step two?

Dim Sum Club -- XLB worth seeking out? [San Francisco]

The ginger served in vinegar is normally served slivered, not sliced.

your favorite food movie..

The God of Cookery, Stephen Chow. Great fun, totally silly.

Aug 24, 2014
FoodTrippin in Not About Food

Szechuan Impression: Strategically positioned to take Chengdu Taste's business?

They seeded the place with personal friends of the owner because you were dining there at that time, that night??

Aug 24, 2014
FoodTrippin in Los Angeles Area

Breakfast in Union Square [San Francisco]

Friday night: Looks like Golden Gate is about to re-open from one of their vacations. The grates were still covering the empty display window, and no don tats to be seen. However, their was a line of about a dozen folks, the door was ajar and the owner seemed to be taking people's pre-orders.

I initially thought they were preordering don tats, but now I'm thinking they were taking orders for the upcoming mooncake season.

The best San Francisco sourdough?

Fond memories of Freddy's sandwiches, a block further up Francisco. Fred would ask us Francisco kids "how much-a Mien bow?"

Have yet to have a better salami/cheese sandwich (FRESH Venetian bread, of course) anywhere, especially for $0.30.

Tipping Point [Hong Kong] - HK's best burger by a mile....!

Just curious. How many actual Chinese did you see ordering this USD$27 burger?

Is there REAL AUTHENTIC Pho in Westminster?

I doubt seriously that MR. TASTER would EVER be mistaken/accepted for a Brotha, in any misinterpretation of the word. In any situation.

On another note, can a FOB ever become an ABC? :)

Aug 07, 2014
FoodTrippin in Los Angeles Area

A beef: "Is this your first time here?"

Told the screw that I was lactose and gluten intolerant. Eggs? Sunnyside up please.

Dude didn't really seem like he cared to attend to my needs or comply with my simple requests.

Didn't even bother to ask for fragrance free soaps... *sigh*....

Aug 06, 2014
FoodTrippin in Not About Food

Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot now open in the TL. [San Francisco]

Yeah..... many wannabe "Greedy Sheep", "Fat Sheep"... hot pot packets available at the local supers. Surprised that Yum Brands would locate their first Little Sheep in the Tenderloin. But heck, the location is just off Union Square.

Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot now open in the TL. [San Francisco]

Beware imposters in Little Sheep clothing.