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Chinese Breakfast in SD

kare_raisu Sep 1, 2006 03:25 AM

Any chowhounds out there with reccomendations for an authentic chinese breakfast in SD? Jian Bing or Dan Bing? BEst steamed buns?

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    rolandyung Sep 4, 2006 05:28 AM

    For the type of chinese breakfast, there aren't that many places. Mandarin Garden in Mira Mesa is OK, but I they don't make the Siao Bing right (bread-like rather than thin layers) Chin's in Miramar, next to the holiday in is pretty good. Only Saturday and Sunday between 11am and 2:30pm. We've tried the Siao Bing, Yu-Tiao, Soybean milk, steamed buns, fried buns, and everything was good by San Diego standards. I guess, what I'm saying is we like it better than other places in San Diego, but it doesn't compare to LA or other large cities.

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    1. re: rolandyung
      KirkK Sep 4, 2006 05:30 PM

      Compared to most other offerings of this type, Chin's is pretty good. But if you visit during the breakfast hours (Sat-Sun 1130-230pm), you should have someone who reads Chinese, because the breakfast menu is in Chinese, you could get by if you speak Mandarin. In fact, I've got some photos somewhere....I guess I need to do a post.

      1. re: KirkK
        kare_raisu Sep 5, 2006 01:45 AM

        great post kirk, that shao bing is calling my name. wow!

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