Jai Yun for Authentic Shanghainese food in San Francisco

This is the restaurant that triggered me to start a food blog. We went to Jai Yun on the edge of Chinatown in San Franciscoe as it was a bit of a cult in San Francisco. It is where all the chefs go to eat when they get off work. It is run by chef/owner Nei Chia Ji who has been described as both an artist and a genius. There… [Read More]

Dim Sum at Golden Dragon

Dim Sum or sometimes called Yum Cha is originally a Cantonese snack which has now been raised to be a full blown meal. Dim sum was usually served as a breakfast or brunch over a leisurely pot of tea, hence the Yum Cha which is to drink tea. One would have just one small dish at a time, slowly whiling away the morning, reading the paper. Dim Sum today is… [Read More]

Review – Congee at Leong’s Legend

When you are feeling under the weather the best thing to have is something light. I remember being force fed congee when I was younger and hated it. Things have changed, I can now appreciate all the different types of congee there is and it is a sort of comfort food. Congee is chinese rice porridge which is made by boiling rice in a  lot of water for a while… [Read More]

Review China City: Great Cantonese Home Cooking

Poons Restaurants in London used to be where we went for consistently good home style Cantonese food. In 2005, the China City group took over the chain and kept this branch and the one in Russel square. Thankfully they have maintained both the menu and the high  standard of cooking. London Chinatown used to have a massive choice of medium priced Chinese restaurants serving good Cantonese food. In recent years,… [Read More]

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