Four months ago, we wrote about a brand new restaurant called Shanghai and how it was attempting to break the curse of a space that had previously been home to a five-month restaurant called Gingerfruit and a three-month restaurant with the most-appetizing name of Pudong. The chef came from the rece ... More >>
We live in a magical land called the Sunset, where delicious dim sum dumplings can be had for 50 cents apiece, so paying $18 for five dumplings is definitely a seismic shift. That's the price of the pork and black truffle juicy dumplings at M.Y. China (845 Market), which opened December 3 in the Wes ... More >>
Wonderland opened in the Lower Haight in July, a welcome spot that fills a big void for Chinese food on Haight street. The menu is a spiral-bound miniature binder that, like many places of its ilk, contains a dizzying amount of choices, including a whole section devoted to meatless chicken and a sau ... More >>
Sushi Zone is one of San Francisco's hidden gems. Located on an alley off Market Street on the edge of Hayes Valley, the tiny restaurant holds only two booths and eight bar stools. The owner, who goes by "Ao," mans the raw sushi bar six nights a week, rolling up some of the freshest sushi and maki r ... More >>
Shanghai opened on August 22 on Market and Dolores, and although the large space is in what many might consider to be a prime location, others have deemed it something of a cursed location.
The building has been home to three restaurants in the past two years: Scenester Cal-Ital spot Mecca (2006-20 ... More >>
This week's review of i-Skewers put SFoodie in a dumpling frame of mind -- specifically, a Shanghai-style sheng jian bao frame of mind -- and in our zig-zagging travels around the Avenues, looking for the puffy, pan-fried pork dumplings, we ended up at Ice House on Noriega and 20th Ave. In addi ... More >>
About as close to a living dragon as you can find.Today begins 10 days of gluttony in San Francisco, as families, family associations, and businesses gather to celebrate Lunar New Year. Given that it's the year of the dragon, lobster (whose Chinese name translates literally as "dragon shrimp") wi ... More >>
Photos by W. Blake GrayPea sprout & white nuts in brothWhenever we hear of a dim sum restaurant -- heck, any restaurant -- that has people milling around outside waiting to get in, we're intrigued.
Such is the case on Sundays at River Side Seafood Restaurant. If you don't get there well befo ... More >>
Click to enlarge.HAPPY NEW YEAR.SFoodie continues our series of translations for Chinese New Year's menus with one from Bund Shanghai Restaurant. Its Year of the Rabbit set dinners include a number of eastern Chinese New Year's dishes that you won't find in Cantonese restaurants. (Incidenta ... More >>
Jonathan KauffmanDumpling Kitchen's xiaolongbao (10 for $6).You might think the contest the title of this post refers to is about the quality of the xiaolongbao, or Shanghai-style soup dumpling, but the contest is really which foodista can convince rivals that he or she has eaten the best XLB. No ... More >>
Put on some goddamn clothes, Doris! One of the cultural eccentricities of Shanghai -- and one that hardly fits with its current sleek, modern image -- is a propensity for older people to walk around in pajamas, at any hour of the day. San Franciscans don't have the excuse of longstanding traditio ... More >>
On Sunday, North Beach and Chinatown restaurants come together to honor Marco Polo's putative gift from China to Italy: the noodle. Two full blocks on the border between the two neighborhoods will be blocked off to traffic, and 30 participating restaurants will set up stands to demonstrate their ... More >>
Sheng jian bao: Worthy of coronation.
Old episodes of Check, Please! Bay Area aren't always the best barometer of local restaurant excellence, but in the case of Shanghai Dumpling King, one came through like the Earl of Warwick. Local Filipino-American writer and St. Mary's C ... More >>
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Let's do lunch:
It's worn and tiny, but the handmade dumplings make you feel huge inside. SF Weekly restaurant critic Meredith Brody recommends the Shanghai soup dumplings, scallion pancake, and cucumber salad at Kingdom of Dumplings, 1713 Taraval (at 27th Ave.), 56 ... More >>
Friday, July 24, 2009
Let's do lunch:
What the hell, it'll be foggy all over the city today, so why not lunch in the Outer Richmond. Keep warm, says SF Weekly food critic Meredith Brody, with soup dumplings, knife-cut noodle soup, and garlic chicken wings at cash-only Shanghai House (3641 Ba ... More >>
Jen SiskaNote to aspiring restaurateurs: The fiercest Chinese eateries are in diaspora neighborhoods, places like the Outer Richmond or northern Peninsula, where second- and third-generation Asian Americans actually live. Seems like nobody told the owners of Bund Shanghai (640 Jackson at Kearny), a ... More >>