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Dim Sum Chowdown at Hong Kong Lounge II [San Francisco]

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Dim Sum Chowdown at Hong Kong Lounge II [San Francisco]

charliemyboy | Aug 13, 2013 05:05 PM

Two tables full of 'hounds sampled the dim sum at Hong Kong Lounge II today. Many thanks to our leader Melanie Wong for organizing our exploration of the ins and outs of a menu that, based on prior reports, has produced both highs and lows. Hopefully today's report will provide a useful expansion of the knowledge base.

There are no carts at HK Lounge II—ordering is exclusively from the menu. There is a fairly large selection of 92 items. They don't number the dishes, so I'll list what we ordered at Table #1 by menu section—

Chef's Special—
-Salt & Pepper Calamari
-Coffee Pork Ribs
Noodle & Porridge—
-Teriyaki beef rice noodle in clay pot
-Shrimp noodle roll
Steamed—
-Shanghai Dumpling (XLB)
-Steamed fish ball
Fried & Baked—
-Baked Pork Buns
-Stuffed Eggplant
Dessert—
-Sponge Cake
-Steamed Egg Yolk Buns
From the regular menu—
-Pork spareribs w/ rice claypot
-Salted fish with pork and rice claypot

It was a lot of food for $17pp with tip. I found it very chow-worthy but didn't think it was up to the level of the food at our Great Eastern Dim Sum Chowdown in May. I'll wait until others have had a chance to comment before adding my observations on specific dishes.

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