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Regional Chinese

mielemaiale | Mar 9, 2010 07:44 AM

I'm on a Chinese cuisine kick, and planning a culinary trip to the mainland this year. As preparation, I've been wanting to get more familiar with the regional cuisines available in the Bay Area. While I'm well versed in Sichuan cuisine, I'm quite unschooled on most other regions, and importantly, how to identify restaurants that showcase particular cuisines. I've eaten at Shanghai restaurant in Oakland, and so understand dumplings. Most Chinese restaurants in Oakland's Chinatown appear to be Cantonese...

So, are there recommendations Chowhounds have for the best of various Chinese regional cuisines - East Bay, SF, and South Bay OK. I'm thinking - Yunnan, Beijing, anything in the Northwest (although I've seen the thread about no food from Xinxiang in the Bay Area), others? Anything but Sichuan.

Your recommendations are appreciated, Hounds!

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