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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Translating Chinese New Year Menus, Part 5: New Woey Loy Goey

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Just before the start of the Year of the Rabbit celebrations, SFoodie canvassed San Francisco Chinatown, looking for New Year special menus to post online. Many, many thanks to Adobo Hobo's Ed Chui and his parents for doing the translations. (Click on the above image, and you should be able to download a printable PDF.)

The above menu comes from New Woey Loy Goey, a home-style Cantonese restaurant near the corner of Jackson and Grant. The underground restaurant isn't fancy, but it has lasted for generations, surviving both fires and the tourist-ization of Grant Street. New Woey Loy Goey's set new year's menus are the cheapest SFoodie encountered.

While the $248 menu (for 10) includes roast squab, baked lobster, and bamboo shoots with mushrooms, the $65 menu (for four to six people) has a few appealing dishes on it as well:

West Lake beef soup
Crispy fried chicken
Ginger scallion crab
House special pork chops
Braised mushrooms with greens
Buddha's delight vegetables
Salt and pepper prawns
Pork-stuffed duck
Deep-fried flounder

New Woey Loy Goy: 699 Jackson (at Grant), 399-0733.

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