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Quick San Tung Report [San Francisco]

Dave MP | Apr 23, 201202:37 PM

I went to San Tung yesterday (Sunday) at about 4:45 PM. It was pretty crowded, but 5 of us got a table right away. By 5 PM, there was a wait out the door.

Service was sort of slow, and not very attentive, but we eventually managed to order. Food came out relatively quickly once we had placed our order:

Shrimp and leek dumplings were a tad overcooked (some broken wrappers) and tasted under-salted to me. Not as good as the dumplings I had last week at Kingdom of Noodle

Dry fried string beans were very good, although definitely on the sweet side. I really liked the bits of preserved vegetable.

Vegetable noodle soup was simple but comforting, with a nice bite to the noodles and lots of veggies. As an omnivore, I probably wouldn't rush back to get this, but I thought it was a nice veggie option.

Dry version of black bean sauce noodles was not the typical zha ziang mian. Less sauce (I guess this is why it's called 'dry version') and really very little seafood (maybe 4 small shrimps, a few scallops, and a few tiny pieces of squid, amidst some zucchini). This was also pretty sweet, especially compared to other versions I've had of these noodles.

Fried vegetable potsickers were on the greasy side, and I didn't really love the filling, which tasted bitter to me.

This was my first visit to San Tung that didn't include the dry fried chicken, which I think I'd definitely be sure to include from now on. But I left wondering what all the hype is about at San Tung - a 30 minute wait at 5 PM? Really? What else is exceptional here besides the dry fried chicken?

Dave MP

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