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!