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Aug 21, 2006 01:57 AM

Dan Dan Mein

Going to San fran tomorrow.
Would like to know if there is a good place that serves a mean traditional Dan Dan Mein in Chinatown!(I recently had a great bowl in Montreal and im hooked!)
Hopefully ill get someone's response before i leave tomorrow afternoon! THANKS.

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  1. I've liked the don don mee at Spices, on 6th and Clement,hope this helps.

    1. I don't know if Shanghai Star on Jackson serves it. It's a small 5-6 counter seats food bar.

      1. One Word:

        Z&Y Garden.

        OK, that's not one word, but it's in Chinatown and you won't be sorry!! It's fairly cheap - one of the cheapest things on the lunch menu - and filling as well. BTW, the meat and hot oil is on the bottom of the bowl, so make sure you stir first. Of course, the numbing hot flavor is in full effect.

        If you're by yourself, make sure they don't seat you by the door (it gets pretty cold and windy). Service is crazy slow sometimes (and not because they're busy), but be patient.

        Z&Y is on Jackson between Kearny and Grant (in the former Sam Lok can't miss it - the Sam Lok sign is still up).

        In fact, you'll likely see other tourists there (who, unlike you, will look confused) whose out-of-date guide book recommended Sam Lok.

        While you're in the hood, stop by Star Lunch a couple of doors down and sample the stinky tofu....if you dare!

        3 Replies
          1. re: yimster

            I beg to differ. It's served weekdays as well.

            I'm on or near Jackson and Kearny most of the week and my nose doesn't lie, especially when half of the neighborhood reaks!


            1. re: yimster

              Believe me, stinky tofu on weekdays as well.

          2. Thanks for the update. In the past the other business did not like the smell so they were limited to the weekends. I will have to give it a try next time I am in the city.