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Lam Hoa Thuan

Yimster | Jul 14, 2003 06:44 PM

On Saturday, on our way to a Baking club meeting Chow Fun and I tried a new Chinese-Vietnamese place that has not been posted before on the broad. Chow Fun was happy because the people eating there were all Asians expect for him he had been there before. The waiter seated us after a 10 minute wait and there was a waiting line the entire time we were there.

Lam Hoa Thuan, had a full BBQ takeout section that look very complete and good.

We order the a plate of whole Roast Pig, the skin was crispy but not the most crispy I have had, but good enough. The meat itself was high seasoned with five spice and salt. They give us a dish of sauce to go with pork but it was not needed. If you dip it into the sauce it was a little to salty for my taste. A good portion was given to us.

Oyster Pancake: was the next dish to arrive. A nice blend of chopped oyster, chives and a egg pancake. It had a crispy and soft parts of the dish depending on where you bit into it.

Deep Fried Pork Intestines: Not the heat of the one we had at China Village in Albany but with the same crispy skin and texture. Very close, but where is the heat.

We order on one order of stir-fry On Choy to go. Since we had to wait a couple of hours before we ate them I will not judge them as a fresh cooking dish.

There were a lot of Chinese postings on the wall and since I need the Mrs. to read them for me I will have to return and try the Chinese postings.

Cost without the tip was $27.00, this was not bad because we could not finish the three dishes. Two dishes was enough for us.

Lam Hoa Thuan
2337 Irving Street
San Francisco

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