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New Lun Ting Cafe in SF Chinatown & Oakland Chinatown street fair

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New Lun Ting Cafe in SF Chinatown & Oakland Chinatown street fair

Han Lukito | Aug 27, 2002 01:33 PM

New Lun ting is an American-Chinese cafe offering some unique dishes. Three of us Yimster, LET (Low End Theory) and myself tried this place. This is a good place for a fast food rice plate. It's supposed to be one of the first restaurants in Chinatown that offered Americanized Chinese food.

I got the beef tongue over rice. The beef tongue was cooked until soft with some resistance to the bite. Good texture. A slightly red coloured sauce was poured on top. The sauce was slightly sweet and slightly salty but very nicely flavored. The portion is quite big and filling.

Yimster got the ox-tail stew over rice. Very soft ox-tail and has the similar sauce and portion to my dish. I like it.

LET got the roast pork over rice. The pork are good sized chunks of pork cooked until soft. Good fatty chunks of pork. Again, the sauce and portion is similar to my dish or probably larger. There was a lot of pork chunks and I'm amazed LET can woof it all down. It's a good dish if you like fatty pork. It's not fatty like pig's stomach or bacon.

Total tab under $15.00 with tips.

Earlier in the day, the three of us went to the Oakland Chinatown street fair. Yimster turned out to be one of the featured cooking star. He demoed how to make a "FUN" rolls stuffed with BBQ pork, bean sprouts, eggs and delicious Hoi Sin sauce. Myself and LET assisted Yimster in making dozens of these FUN rolls. The FUN sheets are sheets made of the same materials that goes into a Chow Fun. We took tons of pictures of the demo and hopefully LET can post it somehow since I don't know how to do it.

We also saw another chef carved veggies and fruits into beautiful shaped edible ornaments. We also got samples of another chef cooking a nice big scallops.

On our way out, Yimster and I bought a large Capezone fish from the local market. It was a very beautiful fish. It has a blue color that may seemed poisonous to some. I heard it's quite rare. I steamed the fish and it was great.

Then we went to SF Chinatown to buy more food. LET got a nice roast duck. I bought a delicious stuffed tofu from a store next to the Napoleon Bakery in Chinatown. We also got some good moon cakes with white paste filling and lotus for $2.50 each. Excellent !

It was an excellent chow day for sure !

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