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Chowdown at San Tung (Korean Chinese)- SF

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Chowdown at San Tung (Korean Chinese)- SF

Han Lukito | Jun 28, 2003 05:03 PM

Seven of us had lunch at San Tung and ordered the Korean Chinese dishes with assistance from a Korean Chinese, Mr. Tanspace (Ed). There were many dishes and here are some that I can remember.

Kimchis were served immediately and nothing to write home about.

Hot Sour soup had lots of pepper taste, whole shrimps, ear mushrooms & bamboo juliennes. Nice sour taste. It's quite good.

Dumpling with leek: small sized dumplings with medium thickness skins and boiled. Good with self made vinegar and chili sauce. It's ok

Salad mixture of julliened slices of veggies (carrot, cucumbers), five spiced beef, shrimps, calamari pieces scored on the surface and an interesting pieces of mungbean sheets. It had a mustard dressing. Ed mixed the whole thing up. The slightly salty, mustardy and a mix of textures made the whole dish interesting. Quite good.

Noodles with black bean sauce, small pieces of onions and zucchinis. Ed mixed the whole thing. It had a slightly salty taste and the black bean sauce was black and thick. Good.

Potstickers: browned bottoms, medium size (about 2 inches long) but the fillings were not as juicy.

Kan Pong chicken wings (dry sauteed): sauteed in dark sweet sauce with bits of garlic, scallion and chillis. This was not as good as what I had in San Leandro- not even close. I was disappointed as I had high hopes with this dish.

Sweet sour beef: nice frying techniques but the sauce drowned the dish. Overall not quite as I expected.

Red coloured soup with noodles, some vegs (napa) and shrimps. Nothing special there either.

The place in San Leandro had so excellent Chinese Korean dishes (2 outstanding ones) that this place pales in comparison. Maybe others will join in commments ?

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