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San Mateo

Rebooted Peruvian at Mancora in San Mateo

Tonig and a guest visited Mancora, a Peruvian restaurant in San Mateo, and were impressed by the flavorful dishes and friendly service. They enjoyed pollo a la brassa (a rotisserie chicken served with...
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Ramen Dojo

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by learntocookchinese 13 days ago

I paid Ramen Dojo a visit today. What used to be a superb bowl of ramen is now average. It was like a slow motion horror film. No line? That's unusual. I guess I got lucky. Hmm, the menu is d...

Backhaus | San Mateo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

On a recent Sunday, I recently stopped by Backhaus, the new bakery in downtown San Mateo, for the first time. Just after noon, the shelves were already pretty decimated. I chose the whole wheat-cho...

Saltwater Bakeshop | San Mateo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

On June 20, I stopped by Saltwater Bakeshop at its new brick-and-mortar location in San Mateo's Kitchentown, lured by previous IG images of KA. But alas, on Kouign Amann Day, none were produced her...

Local SF Bay Area Supper Club?

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by harrydehal 2 months ago

Hey fellow 'hounders! I've searched the discussions and have found very few threads, mostly several years or decades old -- but have there been any attempts or interest in starting a supper or dini...

CA Bay Area. What are you cooking during the blackout?

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by seefoo 5 months ago

Trying to have some fun during all of this. I’m drinking all my beer for starters. I see a seafood blitzkrieg in my future. I have lots of tuna and salmon. I’ll be pulling out my two burner Cam...

Hatch Chile Roasting Events @ Mollie Stone's - 2019

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

Mollie Stone's has announced its roasting schedule for Hatch Chiles from New Mexico in partnership with Melissa's Produce. Saturdays and Sundays, August 17 to Sept 15, 10am to 2pm Greenbrae -...

Shimizu Baumkuchen

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 months ago

A few months ago I purchased this package of Shimizu caramel flavored baumkuchen at Marina Foods in San Mateo. It's in the refrigerated section. Shared it with friends for a late night sweet and we...

Authentic sushi in San Mateo area

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by sweetnsavory 1 year ago

Please recommend restaurants which serve quality sushi and sashimi around San Mateo. I'm not interested in omakase or fancy Americanized rolls, but the closest to what one would find in Japan.

Moving Sale - Perfect Edge Cutlery in San Mateo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Perfect Edge Cutlery in San Mateo is moving to smaller quarters next month. It's whittling down inventory before the move. http://www.perfectedgesharpening.com/

Dim sum Christmas

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by d4shop 1 year ago

Rather than hosting Christmas dinner, I’m thinking of dim sum late lunch then hosting a dessert buffet. Any recommendations for Christmas Day dim sum in San Mateo county that would be good for a no...

Meadow Gold POG in SF Bay Area

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by bestimmt 1 year ago

Anyone know of anywhere that carries POG (Passion Orange Guava) by Meadow Gold in the Bay Area in 2018? Please note, if its not made by Meadow Gold, its not POG. Hawaiian Sun is garbage - way too...

Shanghai style preserved pork @ Marina Food in San Mateo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Marina Food has house-cured Shanghai style preserved pork ("bacon" belly cut) displayed on top of the counter in the meat department. I bought a piece to try, $6.99 per pound, slicing and steaming ...

What happened to 231 Ellsworth? [San Mateo]

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by Kim Cooper 5 years ago

We were really disappointed to see that 231 Ellsworth had closed. Does anyone know where the chef went? When did it close? We usually go there on our birthday (end of April) but didn't this year...

Favorite dishes at Little Shanghai, San Mateo?

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by bbulkow 9 years ago

I had dinner (previously lunch only) at Little Shanghai last night, and felt a little at sea with their menu. The english translations seemed even shorter than usual. What do people like there? We...

Zen Noodle Bar | San Mateo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

A few months ago, I stopped for lunch at Zen Noodle Bar in San Mateo. It offers a limited menu of Shanghainese specialties. Remember Sunny Shanghai in San Bruno, a board favorite for XLB that close...

Dog Friendly Restaurants (aka) Outdoor, Brunch, Peninsula?

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by MsMary 2 years ago

Looking for a dog-friendly restaurant for a Sunday brunch on the SF Peninsula between San Mateo and Menlo Park. Thanks much.

Anyone remember "pierre" Wah Yen in San Mateo? Know where they went?

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by married4gd 7 years ago

It's been 20 years and I still crave their pressed duck, cashew chicken and chow mein as well as many other dishes. Does anyone know who the chef was back in the mid 70's and where they went? Did t...

Peninsula recs for Graduation Dinner

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by foodgirl 3 years ago

A group of us are going to take a mentee out for a special graduation (from university) dinner and I'd love recommendations in the San Mateo - Burlingame area. There will be 7 of us, food quality ...

Moving to San Mateo - any recs on restos & markets?

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by yehfromthebay 9 years ago

I'm moving to San Mateo from SF in a month and would love recommendations for restaurants & markets in San Mateo. We'll be living within walking distance of Downtown. Below are what I'm looking...

Organic Citrus Grown by Ken's Top Notch Produce | Marina & San Mateo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Only two food farmers at the Sunday farmers market in Marina this morning vending in the rain and wind. I'm glad I showed up because the organic citrus grown by Ken's Top Notch Produce in Reedley w...