Looking for authentic Chinese regional in Chinatown--please!
Loved the favorite Chinatown haunts thread, but have a slightly different question. I'm looking for a non-Cantonese Chinatown restaurant with good food that actually tastes like China. Can be homestyle. I've been in Shaanxsi, Sichuan and Yunnan provinces, and am hankering after something to carry me back there...
Spices? Z&Y? Somewhere else??
(Don't tell me about the suburbs, as I'll only be in from Baltimore for a conference, and without car. "Chinese" food here is pitiful)
Spices is not in Chinatown but has two branches in the Richmond district of SF. Z&Y offers Sichuan and Yunnan. There are Cantonese/Hong Kong-style restaurants in Chinatown that taste like China, so not sure what your second sentence means.
R&G Lounge post -
Z&Y post -
Agree about Jai Yun. The chef is from Nanking, not Shanghai, but food is very authentic, though pricy.
Thank you all for contributions. Jai Yun sounds exciting, but a bit pricy for my fellow atheists.
I will definitely try Z & Y at lunch, and was excited that Richmond is only one bus away.
I read Spice II's menu online, and it made me drool. Anyone know which bus to take fom the Holiday Inn on Van Ness Ave?
If any of you come to Baltimore, I'll have a couple of great crab house recs for you.