Bloggies Do Chinatown (San Francisco)

Cheers from San Francisco!

I met up with some blogging buddies – Susan, Allie and Heather and we took a trip to Chinatown.

Here are some photos from our adventure:

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We had to climb a giant hill before getting to Chinatown.

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We were going to go to the Hang Ah Tea Room (the one I visited last time I was in San Fran – click to view that post), but it was closed.

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We got a recommendation from a local to try to dim sum restaurant with the 3 red letters and 2 green letters – Good Mang Kok.

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This place had a line out the door and was really popular with the locals. It was really authentic too…all the signs were in Chinese. Luckily, the woman taking my order understood English, so I was able to order what I wanted.

Going to this restaurant was so fun. I really felt immersed in Chinatown. This is def work a visit if you’re in the area.

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We stopped by an Asian market before finding a place outside to enjoy our eats.

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Shrimp and veggies dumpling.

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Steamed pork bun.

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Susan and I split this steamed rice in a lotus leaf.

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A red bean paste dessert. I should have gotten the larger steamed one…this one was just ok. I prefer the one with the dough that is like the steamed pork bun.

PS I got all this food for only $3.50. Amazing!

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Post lunch, we decided to head back to the hotel.

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We passed a couple more interesting shops before heading home.

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I thought this photo on the hill was sort of artsy. :)

Anywho, on to the next adventure!

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Comments

  1. says

    Ah!! I love the chinatown in SF…the best ever!! The hill is kind of hard to climb but all the more to rev up your appetite for pork buns!! I’m so thrilled you guys got GOOD Chinese food! :D

    I wonder if I’ll have time to pop by Chinatown before I leave SF…See ya at the festival though! :-)

  2. says

    Oh I love Chinatown!

    When I was there this last August I ate at that same Dim Sum place, it was the second highest recommended Dim Sum spot on that side of town. I was told that it was less touristy and thus very authentic. :)

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