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Buddha Jumps over the Wall

Yimster | Feb 5, 2003 06:24 PM

One day a couple of week ago we had lunch at one of the low end Chinese places where they have dishes starting at $2.88. I have posted about this place in the past Dragon's City on Travael and 20th in San Francisco. My father had said that he had it in China many many years ago. It gets it name from that fact the a Buddha is committed to not eat anything that cause a living being it's life. But this smell so good and sinful that the Buddha jump the wall and took part in the meal.

What stood was that I have heard a lot of about this in the past but have never had the chance to partake Buddha jumps over the wall. This is a very high end dish served in China and sometimes here. The last time I had heard about someone talking about it was many years ago and the Empress of China serving this dish as part of a meal for about $75.00 added on.

Well Dragon's City is offering this dish for $18.00 per person. As far as I know it is a steam in a bowl very high dried seafood and along chicken and other meats. I am sure that after the two weeks after Chinese New Year my family will try this dish at a family dinner. I just hope the chef is able to do it justice.

At $75.00 per person it is too high end for one dish, but at $18.00 it is really would a try. Some of the ingreidents are dried sea cucumber, dried scallops, chicken breast and other high end dried seafood. Maybe a future Chowhound event?

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