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Thanks for the tip about Dragon River

Anne Emry | Nov 20, 200004:11 PM     5

Five of us wanted to go out to dinner in SF and we were casting about for ideas. My solution was to log on to a friend's computer and call up the Chowhound message board!

We opted for Dragon River on Geary near 15th and had an absolute feast. One expert diner ordered the bitter melon soup -- which was mostly seafood, but she assured me that the bitter melon was very healthy and good for the digestion (it wasn't bitter, by the way.) Also on our big lazy susan was: rock cod in black bean sauce, clay pot bacon (actually a metal pot, tasted like the best short ribs), pea sprouts, and a few other dishes that were very good but don't need to be immortalized here. I loved the shredded ginger and garlic in oil that they put out as a condiment. We added it to soup, mixed it with rice and pea sprouts. I think I'll try making it at home.

Most main dishes were about $8, so we stuffed ourselves for about $60. Forget the turkey, I'm going back to Dragon River. It's Hakka cuisine, or "farmer food" as one person put it.

The next place I want to try around there is Chapeau. Thanks for the tips everyone.

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