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Da Sheng Replaces Chinatown Express in Chinatown

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Da Sheng Replaces Chinatown Express in Chinatown

Chandavkl | Apr 24, 2012 11:13 AM

One of the original restaurants in the Chinatown shopping center from 15 years ago, Chinatown Express, has been replaced by a new restaurant called Da Sheng. I actually got excited when a blogger described this as a Fujianese style restaurant, since while that style food is abundant in New York (most of east Manhattan Chinatown is Fujianese), it is totally rare out here. (There's one Fujianese restaurant in Los Angeles, and none that I know of in SF.) However describing this as a Fujianese restaurant is a misstatement, made because the restaurant serves Fujianese style fishball soup, where the fish balls are filled with a core of ground pork. This is definitely a Fujianese dish, but quite a few non-Fujianese restaurants in LA and SF do serve these. Da Sheng is better described as a Taiwanese restaurant, with pig ears, popcorn chicken, and oyster cakes. They also list something called "fried sticky tofu" which is suspect really is the Taiwanese favorite, fried stinky tofu. Da Sheng is in the interior courtyard area at the west end of the Chinatown shopping center.

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