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chowhound picnic question; Yank Sing report (long)

janet | Jul 20, 200311:02 PM     5

I posted this before but they were updating the board. Hope it doesn't show up in various forms later....

Anyway, Melanie had a post about how I should consider bringing frozen custard (which has made it to Reno but apparently not to SF) to the Chowhound picnic. This reminded me to post my sad story/ask my question: Just how long do you think this shindig will last? I have to be in Reno Saturday am the 4th, and the soonest I could make it to the park (assuming the traffic gods cooperated) would be around 4 pm. Is this way too late?? Will there be any food left? Should I just move?

In case anyone cares (doubtful)I decided to forgo Little Nepal during my (very) brief visit this weekend. After all, I can have excellent "sub-continental" food anytime I can convince my husband its his turn to cook. Dim Sum, on the other hand, is a rare treat here in the hinterlands. So Saturday am I enjoyed a solitary lunch at Yank Sing (chosen for its known reliability and accessibility to one not used to driving the city streets....). I ate WAY too much, but enjoyed my meal. I particularly enjoyed the stuffed friend shrimp. Nice taste and texture, and not greasy. I ordered Chinese Chicken salad, as I am still looking for the definitive version of that dish. It was good, but a little salty for my taste, and too big a serving for one. The definitive Chinese Chicken Salad was at the long gone China Station in Berkeley (IMO).....I also enjoyed pork sui mai (sp?), shrimp dumplings, sticky rice with pork, Chinese broccoli, and mango pudding (and two pots of tea!) After all that food, it was a sleepy drive back to Reno, punctuated only by frequent pit stops (all that tea.....)

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