Posts Tagged ‘Lunch’

21 Nov

Kingfish, San Mateo

Posted by, November 21st, 2016

Kingfish San Mateo exterior decor

Kingfish is a fun New Orleans/Southern focused restaurant in San Mateo. They had a location in San Francisco but that closed.. The place is prime draw for this sleepy suburb as it is around the corner from the Cinemark Theaters and is one of the few places that stays open late. They focus on using organic, antibiotic & steroid-free meats. Our last visit was in late 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

8 Aug

Hakkasan, San Francisco

Posted by, August 8th, 2016

Hakkasan San Francisco exterior decor

Summer 2016, We returned to Hakkasan for an expensive Dim Sum Lunch.

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29 Feb

Palo Alto Creamery, Palo Alto

Posted by, February 29th, 2016

Palo Alto Creamery Exterior

Palo Alto Creamery has been serving up classic burger joint food since 1988 when Robert Fischer took over the business. They used to have 2 locations in Palo Alto, with the downtown location open since 1923 in previously known as the Peninsula Creamery. Stanford Shopping Center location closed in 2013.

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8 Feb

Champagne Seafood Restaurant Review, San Mateo

Posted by, February 8th, 2016

Champagne Seafood San Mateo exterior decor

Champagne Seafood San Mateo interior decor

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20 Oct

Koi Palace Dim Sum Daly City Review

Posted by, October 20th, 2015

Koi Palace Daly City interior decor

Koi Palace is the #1 Chinese restaurant in the SF Bay Area. The Peninsula is ground zero for some of the best Chinese food in the San Francisco Bay area. Koi Palace has been around since 1996 and specializes in wide selection of Dim Sum for lunch and special dishes for dinner. They also have locations in Dublin and at the Thunder Valley Casino. Koi Palace Dinner is reviewed separately. Dragon Beard candy creation is covered too. Our last visit was in fall of 2016.

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10 Aug

The Chairman Restaurant and Food Truck, San Francisco

Posted by, August 10th, 2015

Chairman Bao Food Truck 1

The Chairman (Formerly Chairman Bao) is a San Francisco food truck that serves Chinese steamed and baked buns with a variety of fillings. These are offshots of Taiwanese Gua bao or bun sandwich. When we were in Taiwan, it was difficult to find this old school dish.  Our only Gua bao was ironically at the ritz Shin Yeh, Taipei 101.

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22 Jul

Shanghai Dumpling Shop Restaurant Review, Millbrae

Posted by, July 22nd, 2015

Shanghai Dumpling Shop Millbrae Exterior

Shanghai Dumpling Shop is a popular Shanghainese Chinese restaurant in Millbrae’s Broadway shopping district. While they have all the ‘standard’ Chinese restaurant dishes, they are specifically known for dishes from Shanghai, including dumplings even though the staff can be heard belting out Cantonese Chinese. Our last visit was in the December 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

15 Jun

South Sea Fishing Village Restaurant, Guangzhou, China

Posted by, June 15th, 2015

South Sea Fishing Village Guangzhou China Exterior

We finished up our latest culinary tour of China in the Summer of 2011 at South Sea Fishing Village for lunch. They have  2 locations here. Guangzhou is the origination point for Cantonese Chinese cuisine, making it a must visit for those serious about Chinese food. In late 2014 we returned for dinner. Read the rest of this entry »

9 Mar

Jia Jia Tang Bao Review, Shanghai

Posted by, March 9th, 2015

Best xiao long bao in Shanghai?

Jia Jia Tang Bao Shanghai exterior decor

Jia Jia Tang Bao (佳家汤包) is a small but popular Shanghai steamed dumpling or Xiaolongbao shop in Shanghai. Our first visit was in 2010, our last in late 2014. In 4 years, the facade outside has improved, but we swear the interior is exactly the same.

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17 Feb

Village Pub Review, Woodside

Posted by, February 17th, 2015

Village Pub Woodside exterior decor

Village Pub is a fine dining establishment in the small town of Woodside. We have passed by many times, on our way back from hiking or biking, and felt it was time to try it. They have received One Michelin star starting from 2009. Dmitry Elperin is the chef and identifies his cuisine as “Contemporary American yet is rooted in the culinary traditions of France and the Mediterranean.” They use lots of seasonal, local, and organic ingredients. The chef has a sister restaurant, Cafe des Amis (RIP) and Spruce, in San Francisco.

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19 Jan

Pearl’s Deluxe Burgers, San Francisco

Posted by, January 19th, 2015

Pearls Deluxe Burgers exterior decor

Pearl’s Deluxe Burgers Post St, San Francisco

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1 Jan

Lobster Shack, Redwood City and Portola Valley

Posted by, January 1st, 2015

Lobster Shack Exterior

Lobster Shack Redwood City

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