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shanghai dumpling king, nacatamales SF, and some Fremont/Newark places

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shanghai dumpling king, nacatamales SF, and some Fremont/Newark places

hhc | Jan 2, 2006 08:53 PM

wanted nacatamales and had Entertainment book SF coupon went to:
Nicaragua Restaurant, 3015 Mission St (near 26th), SF
415-826-3672
day we went they didn't have nacatamales even though it's on their menu. biggest disappointment ever.
B. got under Nicaragua specialty a yucca and pork dish. comes with beans and coleslaw. Pork he said was not bad, juicy, big chunks of it. Yucca-over broiled, could have been better. I got cheese enchiladas. It comes out like 2 tacos deepfried tortillas, cheese-looks likes they put eggs or something to make it fluffy. Comes w/ beans, rice and coleslaw. Not recommended.
Cash only places, waitress only spoke Spanish.

Dianda bakery for some pinenut/pignoli cookies
delicious 3 cookies for $1.90

nacatamales, from a chowhound tip, at the produce stand between 24 and 25th on Mission St, near the Mission Cultural Center $2.50 each. Asked the cashier and she called on the intercom, a guy brought them down. Good-huge thing with potatoes, olives (w/ pit-be careful), bit sourer, pork.

Shanghai Dumpling King
3319 Balboa St (@ 34th Ave) SF
xlb-good
potstickers-good
pork filled buns-gummy buns. Skip this
braised string beans-delicious!
soy braised lion's head meatball-good
sizzling rice soup-average
eggplant-average
green onion pancake-just ok
shrimp and walnut-B. said not good
9 dishes for $58.59 before tip

Food Topia in SJ
1600 S. De Anza Blvd #30, SJ 408-873-7628
open 11am-9:30pm
B. had Sichuan style beef soup noodles-good though he liked my noodle soup broth better.
I had beef soup noodles-good, though which the chunks of beef where cooked maybe 15 min longer, salty broth
shrimp and pork xlb-good
green onion pancake-didn't order but looked good
chow mein-looked good, didn't order
cash only

Sogo Tofu
1600 S. De Anza Blvd (outside of the mall, on the Rt)
SJ
they take credit card here
green onion pancake-not good, too doughy for me $4
veggie goose-ok $6
tofu like strips-ok $6
sugar soymilk-good ?
seaweed-good $3-4
still have the buy $20 get free soymilk. Made me buy more than I needed.

Sala Thai
39170 State St, Fremont 510-792-0770
had East Bay Entertainment book coupon, otherwise would never have gone
B. got green pork curry-decent around $6-8
I got duck noodle soup-very poor serving cuz not enough meat..only skin it seems with 2 slivers of meat. $8
would only recommend if going M-F for lunch special.

Nguyen Vu
5729 Jarvis Ave, Newark (near Drug Emporium)
in the East Bay Entertainment book-another coupon place
B. had the pho (large only) $6-broth is below average but with the spicy sricha makes it better
I had bun w/ 3 shrimp and bbq pork-decent $6.25
decent if you have coupon or in the area

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