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Looking for authentic Chinese food in Bay Area

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Looking for authentic Chinese food in Bay Area

chilihead2006 | Dec 16, 2006 08:25 AM

I've just returned from a quick business trip to the Guangzhou area. The local food was nothing less than spectacular...but I'll be darned if I know the correct name of anything we ate....my hosts did all the ordering. But I'll rattle off some descriptions for you in the hope it will register with the experts here....

Tofu balls stuffed with egg....lightly fried balls of soft tofu stuffed with soft boiled egg, served with a tasty meat sauce.

Diced lamb cooked with chili powder and spring onions, served with pancakes....tasted rather southwestern...like Chinese fajitas

Finger-long shell-on shrimp cooked with a lot of tea leaves. Tea leaves cooked to a crispy consistancy.

The food was so different from anything I've eaten stateside, but not anything beyond the reach of any good restaurant. It was such a refreshing change from the standard fare. Is such food available in the Bay Area, or perhaps my problem is that I don't know how to order Chinese. ;)

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