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Gombei Is Still Great

The Menlo Park branch of Gombei is always a reliable choice, says Wendy_San, though she isn’t so impressed with the San Jose branch. READ MORE

Cumin Get It

What’s the best cumin lamb dish within 60 miles of San Francisco? Many hounds think it’s the cumin lamb at China Village. READ MORE

Western Food, Chinese Style

Accept the Prince Cafe for what it is: American and European food, made by Chinese folks especially for Chinese audiences. READ MORE

Exquisite Gelatin Cakes

There are beautifully decorated gelatin cakes to be had from Princesse Bakery, says S U. Each layer is a different flavor–cream, espresso, chocolate–and the flavors are whispered essences, bold enough to satisfy, yet delicate. READ MORE

Creations Dessert House

Dave MP likes Creations Dessert House for the #52, sago with fresh mango juice and coconut, the perfect mochi dough, and the sweet balls with peanut and sesame paste, served warm. READ MORE

Sucking the Marrow Out of the Goat Bone

The buffet at Turmeric Restaurant is totally respectable, says Soup, especially the fish curry and the goat. READ MORE

Nami Nami

Nami Nami an izakaya-style restaurant, the kind of place to drink sake or beer and eat Japanese drinking snacks, which are some of the best bar food in the world. READ MORE

Egg Sponge Cake at Golden Gate Bakery

shnigglebob loves the gai don go, or egg sponge cake, at Golden Gate Bakery. It’s a vaguely cone-shaped yellow cake wrapped in parchment, light and soft and almost sticky. READ MORE

Mission Pie

Hounds like the pie at Mission Pie, a brand-new pie-and-coffee shop. The apple pie has a great flaky crust and big chunks of tart apples, says asherandeva. READ MORE

Teance Tea Room

Teance Tea Room sells high-quality teas, predominantly Chinese teas, for brewing at home, but the real draw is the tea bar, where you can taste a variety of teas for a nominal cost. READ MORE