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Chita d. Oct 4, 2000 05:28 PM

Help! My husband and I just moved to Oakland's Rockridge neighborhood from SF and we miss our favorite home-delivered Chinese food (Four Seasons). Can anyone suggest a tasty alternative that delivers?
thanks from the bottoms of our bellies...

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    Barry Kaufman Oct 5, 2000 12:06 PM

    I live in the Rockridge --- I also write the food column for the Rockridge News - My next piece will be on Asian Restaurants on College Ave --- As a major Chinese food fan, I am sorry to disappoint you - not only no home delivery but not many good choices - I would check out Shen Hua on College in the Elmwood district of Berkeley --- excellent - but no home delivery. The best authentic chinese food is Sun Hong Kong - two restaurants, downtown Berkeley and Oakland Chinatown. Check out my column in the Rockridge News. Barry

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      chita d. Oct 5, 2000 12:16 PM

      Thanks, Barry. I suppose the upside of no home delivery means getting out and about more! We'll give your suggestions a try.

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      Arden Oct 5, 2000 01:12 PM

      Hi Chita, I live in the neighborhood next door to you (Temescal). Alas, I haven't found any great Chinese delivery either (which is not to say it doesn't exist!) Anyway, I second Barry's recommendation for Shen Hua. I can't vouch for the authenticity, and service can be rushed, but it's always been very tasty.

      Also, try Shan Dong at 10th and Webster in Oakland. I recommend the special hand cut noodles (not on the menu, but there are signs posted on the wall).

      cheers,
      A.

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        Melanie Wong Oct 5, 2000 06:17 PM

        Thanks for the tip on Shan Dong - I love pulled noodles. I've noticed it many times when I've gone to Sun Hong Kong, my current favorite in Oakland Chinatown. Anyone been to Peony for dim sum?

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          judy leibovitch Oct 6, 2000 06:11 AM

          Went to Peony several years ago for dim sum. The dim sum quality is very high, with some atypical offerings, (I remember mussels in black bean sauce). Wait was long and service hurried.

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            Alexandra Eisler Oct 6, 2000 01:04 PM

            Peony still ranks as my favorite dim sum in the East Bay. I've only been during the week, when it is very busy from 11:30 to 12:30 and understand it is even more busy on weekends. Don't miss the ti leaf-wrapped sticky rice with chicken (and big chunks of sausage and cooked egg yolk), cold seaweed tossed with sesame seeds and the custard tarts. The kitchen seems to slow down after 12:30-1:00 so you may miss something you were counting on.

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              Melanie Wong Oct 7, 2000 12:27 AM

              Judy & Alex, sound like it's worth a try. Just have to figure out how to get there before 11am . . .

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              Katrina Jan 11, 2001 11:02 AM

              Yes, I've been to Peony, a couple of times and I plan on taking a friend who doesn't eat too much (relief!) to Peony on Saturday 13 January.

              It's clean, the service is good, the staff is eager to try speaking English, they will show you what's in the steamers and the food is VERY good; a bit pricier than a dim sum takeout shop, but one needs to indulge.

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                Katrina Jan 11, 2001 11:11 AM

                Oh, yeah--I too like Sun Hong Kong VERY much!

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