12 hungry CH'ers descended upon Everyday Beijing in San Mateo for a much-anticipated Chowdown tonight. After exchanging pleasantries and ordering food, we eagerly tucked into the following array of dishes:
Marinated slowly cooked pork (cold)
Marinated slowly cooked beef (cold)
Marinated slowly cooked beef cartilage (cold)
Bean curd strips (cold)
Thousand year old eggs & bean curd (cold)
Cucumber salad (cold)
Jing Dong pork cake
Radish lamb dumplings
Clay pot seafood
Beijing family style noodle soup
Beijing bean sauce noodles with pork (zha jian mien)
Beijing bean sauce noodles with egg (zjm)
Sweet & sour cabbage
Photos to follow from Annette & Jiong. I'll defer to the other attendees for their thoughts on the various dishes.
Everyone was stuffed by the end of the meal, and there were leftovers for several to take home. Cost with tax and a 24% tip was $14 per person. Good times!