Four or five years ago I attended my very first chowdown at Louie's California Chinese Cuisine. I remember enjoying myself very much, despite my incredible nervousness about meeting total strangers for a meal. The soup made the biggest impression, with a very light but flavorful broth, perfectly cooked seafood, served in a large bitter melon. Delicious.
I work at City College of San Francisco, and in today's weekly newsletter to all staff there was an article about the struggles of the owner of Louie's, due to the construction of the new Chinatown City College building right next door. The owner and chef, Guo Sheng Lei, is reportedly on the brink of bankruptcy. Apparently, some folks at City College are working on a New Year fundraiser buffet at the restaurant that will include a jiaozi dumpling making workshop on 1/31. If folks want more information about that, they should feel free to email me via the email listed on my profile. The buffet is a recommended donation of $25.
Louie's California Chinese
646 Washington Street, San Francisco, CA 94111-2106