Broke-Ass Foodie: The Dry-Fried Shrimp Lunch Special at San Tung

The Asian families who pack the place day and night know something: San Tung (1031 Irving at 12th Ave.) lives up to the hype and then some. With certain entrees at almost half price during the lunch-special hours of 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., it's also a great deal. We crave the dry-fried shrimp ($6.50 at lunch; $11 at dinner), which is actually served in a sweet, peppery sauce, a nice foil for the carrots, shrooms, and green onions. You may not always be up for the room's bustle — ordering to go is a quicker option during the rush. That way, you can be digesting your food by the time others are just getting seated.

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