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Menus for HK/Cantonese/Sichuan traditional cuisine

I didn't know that there was a named "secret menu dilemma." My clinical obsession (it's really bad) with traditional Chinese food is young, so I'm new to all this. Thanks to all. This thread has been tremendously helpful.

My last traditional meal was Saturday and I'm getting DT's (withdrawal) already.

Jul 27, 2009
fsck100 in San Francisco Bay Area

Menus for HK/Cantonese/Sichuan traditional cuisine

bbulkow- Thanks! Very helpful. Plenty for what I need.

Jul 27, 2009
fsck100 in San Francisco Bay Area

Menus for HK/Cantonese/Sichuan traditional cuisine

I have fond memories of my last business trip to SF. Took an extra two days to eat my way through Chinatown.

Anyway, I live in PA. A restaurant owner from Hong Kong just opened a place near me, but the menu only includes Americanized "Chinese" dishes. He's quite willing to make traditional HK style food, but his English is not good at all. I've realized the only way that I'm going be able to order traditional food is if I can find some bi-lingual menus from some good HK, Cantonese and Sichuan restos that serve traditional, non-Westernized food. If anyone can point me to some good resto web sites where I can print out a bi-lingual menu, I'd really appreciate it. I have looked online myself, but had no luck. Most places I've found that serve traditional fare don't even have a web site.

Thanks.

Art

Jul 25, 2009
fsck100 in San Francisco Bay Area

AUTHENTIC Chinese wanted- Downtown +

I've been away for awhile. Just wanted to thank everyone for all the suggestions. You've been very helpful.

Jul 14, 2009
fsck100 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

AUTHENTIC Chinese wanted- Downtown +

Recommendations in the suburbs are good too, As long as I can get there by public transport. Thanks for your suggestions.

Jul 10, 2009
fsck100 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

AUTHENTIC Chinese wanted- Downtown +

I am a foodie from Pennsylvania who will be visting Toronto in late September. My food obsession is authentic Chinese cuisine, all regions. I love it. I do NOT like Westernized "Chinese" food.

I am looking for inexpensive authentic Chinese in Downtown or accessible by public transport. I will not be renting a car. I'm really looking for CDN$10 lunch and CDN$20 dinner. A bit more than that is fine is the food is excellent. (I do not care about service, just food quality.)

So, please, your suggestions and links! All greatly appreciated!

I can't wait to visit Toronto. I have been to Ontario many times, but never Toronto, just Ottawa, Kingston and Lake Clarendon (Big Gull Lake).

Thanks,

Art C.

Jul 09, 2009
fsck100 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Must have meals / foods in Pittsburgh?

Definitely try the Pgh style sandwiches at one of the Primanti Brothers locations. Unique, good food and absolutely a Pittsburgh "must."

Nov 28, 2008
fsck100 in Pennsylvania

Dim Sum Garden

Went in October for the first time. It was excellent. Softens the blow of Lakeside closing a bit. Can't wait to go back.

Nov 28, 2008
fsck100 in Philadelphia

Lower Manhattan tomorrow - recs needed

Foodie run tomorrow (Sat.) to lower Manhattan island, south of 23rd St. Budget is pretty tight, so "great value/cheap eats" recs please. Looking for great ethnic food stores as well as restos. Southeast asian cuisines are our passion. Thanks very much. Will report back if there is demand for such. See below for what's already planned.

Art
Harrisburg
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Kam Man Food Products
Jefferson Market
Hercules Fancy Grocery
Murray's Cheese Shop

Oct 03, 2008
fsck100 in Manhattan

Harrisburg- Great AUTHENTIC Taqueria

What a find. Found it on Yelp. Excellent tacos- pork, beef, chicken or beef tongue. Just wonderful. Many other offerings as well. Great authentic Mexican food, not drowned in cheese like many so-called "mexican" restos. Very fresh made hot salsa and other toppings. Nice food store in the back also.

Tres Hermanos Taqueria
216 N Front St
Steelton, PA 17113
(717) 939-4988

http://www.yelp.com/biz/tres-hermanos...

Location:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&h...

Sep 27, 2008
fsck100 in Pennsylvania

Dim Sum Chinatown

Sep 18, 2008
fsck100 in Pennsylvania

Harrisburg - Ethnic Food

Sep 12, 2008
fsck100 in Pennsylvania

new Mt. Airy vegan/African restaurant?

Sep 12, 2008
fsck100 in Pennsylvania

New finds in Philly Chinatown?

With the regrettable closure of Lakeside Chinese Deli, I'm interested to see what good finds have been made in Chinatown over the last year. So, your "recent" finds please. Authentic regional Chinese cuisine is my food obsession, so I'm not interested in restos that exclusively serve the Americanized dishes like General Tso's, even if the quality is great. I can get that here in Harrisburg anytime. Thanks in advance.

Art

Sep 02, 2008
fsck100 in Pennsylvania

Looking for someone who can read Chinese

Thanks. Hadn't thought of that. Next time I'm in SF, I will get the photos in hi res and upload them. I will start a new topic thread at that time.

Aug 20, 2008
fsck100 in San Francisco Bay Area

Looking for someone who can read Chinese

I didn't see a take-away menu. All I saw was the menu on the wall.

Aug 19, 2008
fsck100 in San Francisco Bay Area

Outstanding ethnic, Harrisburg/York/Lanc area?

The only one I've ever found is Rice and Noodle, Vietnamese, in Lancaster. Absolutely fantastic food, spotlessly clean, ridiculously low prices.

Are there any others? Anywhere in the region? I've lived in this region all my life and have yet to find a single great ethnic restaurant other than Rice & Noodle. (Yes, Bella Mundo and the Accomac Inn are great, but those are once a year on my budget and not ethnic.)

So, your finds please. I just came back from a foodie romp through San Francisco's Chinatown and I'm going through horrible withdrawal. Please help. For instance, does anyone know of a single non-americanized Chinese resto in the region?

Thanks!

Aug 10, 2008
fsck100 in Pennsylvania

Lakeside Chinese Deli

Sigh, yes. The word catastrophe comes to mind. <Begins sobbing...>

Aug 10, 2008
fsck100 in Pennsylvania

Lewisburg/nearby -- Looking for various things

As far as I know, the only truly excellent supermarket would be Wegmans in State College. It is absolutely fantastic. Seriously, if you go to State College for some reason, take coolers and ice and go there. I guarantee that you will not be disappointed.

The brew pub in Selin's Grove is indeed excellent.

I would be very surprised if you will be able to find any really good ethnic restaurants short of going to State College. If you do, PLEASE, post about them. I have a vacation cabin not that far from Selin's Grove/Lewisburg, so I'd be very glad to hear of such.

Best of luck to you. I will make some inquiries and post again.

Aug 10, 2008
fsck100 in Pennsylvania

Mechanicsburg, PA

It really depends on what type of cuisine and price you're looking for. The only truly outstanding restaurant in the entire region is Char's Bella Mundo in Harrisburg, http://www.charsbellamundo.com/. Most restaurants in the region are mediocre, good if you're really lucky. (These comments may perturb some locals, but I've lived all my life and I'm a true foodie and that's the unvarnished truth.) Char's is expensive. Dinner for two runs $100 and up, with drinks, etc. But, it's worth every penny. The food is absolutely divine.

Rock Bass Grill gets mixed reviews. I've never been there.

Aug 10, 2008
fsck100 in Pennsylvania

Looking for someone who can read Chinese

I travel to SF from time to time for business. I spend a lot of my free time exploring the local restaurants, parks and shops in Chinatown. I am looking for someone is able and willing to go to You's Dim Sum either at 937 Stockton St or 675 Broadway (near Stockton) and translate their menu. I asked for an English menu and they said they don't have one. The women do not speak much English and are too busy with customers to take a lot of time trying to communicate in broken English. The dumplings were really good, but I'd like to be able to see what else they offer. (I know that there are better dim sum places in Chinatown, but I really like this place and it fits my budget.)

If someone is willing to do this, I will edit, format, annotate and post the translated menu, with credit to the translator, to Chow, Zagat, TripAdvisor, etc. I will also give them a stack of copies of the menu in English the next time I go there. I have done Google searches, and there appears to be no existing translation of their menu online.

Since the people who work there don't speak English, the translated menu probably should have the Chinese name of each dish listed with the English translation.

Thanks,

Art

Aug 10, 2008
fsck100 in San Francisco Bay Area