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A newspaper review: Koi Palace

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The current issue of the SF Weekly has the following review of a restaurant many people on this board wrote about.

Link: http://www.sfweekly.com/issues/2001-1...

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  1. Thanks for pointing us to the review. I want to ask one question though...how does one become a food critic in this town. With due respect it seems to be the preserve of older caucasian men..who know nothing about Asian food, in many cases have never been to Asia and yet speak with authority on how it should taste...what utter rubbish!I would sincerely like to see someone who knows what they are talking about say something..For those who think I am alluding to a racial thing...this is not the case...for instance one of the best commentators I know on Chinese food is a girl from a nordic background who spent three years living in Taiwan. This is about experience really..and most of these reviewers have none...

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    1. re: Panpan

      Having bad experience in Japanese/Chinese/Korean food restraurats in shopping malls/plazas, now I avoid eating Asian food under the roof that is shared with Macy's/Sears/JC Penny. However, I might try Koi Palace when I go to Daly City.

      Regarding how to become a food critic, I hope the following Web page will answer the question.

      Link: http://www.fabjob.com/foodwritersampl...

      1. re: Hiko Ikeda

        [now I avoid eating Asian food under the roof that is shared with Macy's/Sears/JC Penny.]

        For what it's worth, Koi Palace doesn't even share a parking lot with these stores. That notwithstading, it is one of the premier dim sum restaurants among the dozen or more at which we have eaten in the Bay Area. We return every chance we have for their imaginative dishes, subtle flavors, choice of teas, and gracious surroundings and service. A word of caution, however: be prepared to wait in line. At 1PM, on a Wednesday, we were number 42 while they were calling number 18.

        T.

        1. re: Tony Roder

          I too agree that Koi Palace is one of the best dim sum restaurants in the Bay Area. We ordered Shanghai Tiny Buns there that we had only had previously in New York's Chinatown. They are delicious!