Regional Chinese roundup 3.0 (SF Bay Area)- April 2016 - December 2017 archive

Looks like I’m due back at TCW for some Qishan Mian and a roujiamo. I’m curious about the “new management” angle. The liquor license is still in David Deng’s name

On another front, Eden Silk Road still had not opened as of Saturday. The “Hiring” sign is still in the window.

Peking Alley has opened in San Mateo at 32 - 42nd Ave. San Mateo, 94403
We like the Fish & Chive dumplings, Beijing Braised Eggplant, Beijing Mu Shu Pork, Jing Dong Pork Meat Pie. Green beans with short rib, and cold marinated beef tendon/cartilage.
Shanxi Ribbon noodles tasted bland until extra black bean sauce was requested.
Request grated fresh ginger and chili paste with the dumplings.

Great find, @cynsa37! According to ABC records, Peking Alley’s chef/owner, Geoffrey Wang, owned Everyday Beijing from 2006-2015.

https://www.abc.ca.gov/datport/LQSDATA.asp?ID=19355536
https://www.abc.ca.gov/datport/LQSdata.asp?ID=123093550

Per Yelp, Millbrae’s HD Yunnan Rice Noodle has opened a second location in SF, on Noriega in the (barely) Outer Sunset.

It’s where Booming Dim Sum used to be. Menu seems to be a “build your own bowl” type of thing, with a few other dishes. “Step 1 choose soup base” etc. Menu is very limited.

Is everyday beijing still there? Is there another owner? Has it gone downhill?

It’s still there, under a new owner and chef. I’m not too enthusiastic based on the few dishes I’ve eaten. Has anyone had better luck with the menu?

Hong’s Szechuan in the Outer Sunset (Taraval b/w 40th and 41st) got new owners earier this year. The chef is from Chengdu.

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Open
Tai Chi Jian Bing is now a popup at Japanese hot pot restaurant Nabe, on 9th in the Inner Sunset. Open daily 9am-2:30pm.

Tastier Panburger (Cupertino) Meat pies (xian bing)

Eden Silk Road Cuisine (SF Tenderloin) is supposed to have opened.

Closed
Hung’s Kitchen (Shanghai, San Ramon)
Class 601 (Taiwanese, Outer Sunset)

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Eden Silk Road was dark yesterday, though it could have been closed for the holiday.

Is Tai Chi still charging $8 for a ¥3 jian bing?

Incidentally, here’s a definitive jian bing article by my longtime corespondent and street food guru.

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village House has replaced Jook Time on outer Balboa (across the street from Shanghai Dumpling King), nd serves Northern Style xiao chi, according to Yelpers.

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Wenzhou is now represented in the Bay Area, in San Jose at Wenzhou Fish Noodles & More. @sck has expressed interest in the food from the region, which can be found in NY. Someone please open a new thread once you have some info!

They say the easiest place to find Wenzhou food outside of China is Paris. I wonder if Hungry Onion has the budget to send me there to check it out.

Thanks @Hyperbowler! Rather unusual to see a Wenzhou restaurant…

From the Mercury News:

‘The task was particularly difficult for Chen and Soloviev, who did not have previous entrepreneurship experience. Chen, who’s in real estate, said she’s soaked up expertise from family members who own restaurants and from her mother, who contributed some of her secret recipes to Wenzhou’s menu.’

The restaurant serves traditional handmade fish noodles and other dishes from Chen’s native Wenzhou, a city in China’s southeastern Zhejiang province.’

They wrote in details about the historic building. But didn’t mention that this is quite possibly the first Wenzhou themed restaurant in the Bay Area…! Rather brave for them to pick this cuisine since its much easier to say they are Shanghai/ Sichuan/ Hunan…

I think its cheaper to fly to Wenzhou than it is to fly to Paris. But then again its not exactly sexy to go to Wenzhou.

But, it is the world capital of shoes and cigarette lighters. You can load up on those two things while you are there.

[Qi Wei Kitchen]
(https://m.yelp.com/biz/qiwei-kitchen-newark) in Newark has Wuhan/Hubei dishes and dry pot. Part of a chain from Sam Gabriel Valley. See Clarissa Wei’s piece on some dishes.

Kung Fu Noodles Milpitas just opened. Region unknown for now, first Yelp reviews suggest Shaanxi

Wu Bai (San Mateo) familiar Peninsula mix of Shanghai, knife shaved noodles, Sichuan, and northern Chinese. Former location of TLT BBQ.

Fang Yuan in park Merced, SF has a Chinese only menu listing 18 Sichuan items.

Inchin’s Bamboo garden, Indo-Chinese opens in San Mateo. It’s their third location.

Inchin’s Bamboo Garden is an Atlanta-based franchise chain with 15 locations.

Not to nitpick, but “Indo-Chinese” is an antiquated term for Vietnamese. I think a more useful term is “Desi Chinese.”

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  • Shao Mountain (San Jose) has changed its name to Hunan Impression, the name it filed its liquor license under in 2014.

  • BBQ Alley (Newark) is closed

  • The Flame (SF Richmond) closed

  • [Gallus Pot](https://www. yelp.com/biz/gallus-pot-union-city) (Union City). A description of their specialty, Shenzhen Hot Pot, on one website discusses it as a Hong Kong or Shenzhen interpretation of Sichuan Hot Pot. P

  • Chang Luong on Durant in Berkeley has a chef from Shandong and offers Shandong items, other northern items, and shao kao (skewers) after 5pm. Here are some menu pics.

Hard to get through security on the way home.

Wenzhou - $600-ish one way. multiple airlines.

Paris - $200 on WOW. I flew WOW last week and I did not enjoy myself… but it did get me there.

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Making noodles. Phongdien Town, Cantho City, Southern Vietnam.
Credit: CiaoHo