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champagne Oct 4, 2006 05:16 AM

Now that jook n fun is closed, what's the next best place for jook in the sunset?

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    BillSF Oct 7, 2006 02:35 AM

    Compared to Cheung Hing, the wontons at Win's contain more pork than shrimp. Both versions are good. The broth at Win's has a more omplex flavor. This is one of the few wonton houses where you can actually notice the scent of the large soybeans and dried flounder ("left mouth fish" in Chinese) used to make the broth.
    For jook, I would definitely rank Win's over Cheung Hing. My favorite is the Pei Dan Sau Yook Jook (Thousand year old egg with salted pork); you get close to a whole egg instead of the bits and pieces offered by many jook places.

    1. K K Oct 4, 2006 04:36 PM

      My brother loved Win's when he still lived in SF. Never been, but what is this place like? HK style western cafe that serves jook/fun/noodles/rice as well? Or just a jook/fun/noodles/rice kinda place?

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        anna Oct 4, 2006 07:20 PM

        Win's is a traditional Chinese BBQ joint, no Western style food there at all. I really do enjoy the BBQ and noodles. Wontons and dumplings aren't bad either. Their dishes (sitr-fry and claypots), however, aren't always great. They tend to have strange combinations and always come with overly thick sauces.

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          chocolatetartguy Oct 4, 2006 07:27 PM

          Haven't been in a couple of years, but I thought they were a Cantonese place. They were known for their roast duck, which you could get with rice and steamed iceberg lettuce, which is perfect for cutting the unctuousness of the rich duck. I recall their chow mein being good and, as already mentioned, the menu items posted on the wall were highly unusual.

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            K K Oct 6, 2006 06:34 AM

            How are they compared to Cheung Hing in Noreiga?

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              chocolatetartguy Oct 7, 2006 12:40 AM

              Never been. I don't get that far out in the avenues much, but when I do, I try to get to Win's. I'm East Bay Grease.

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          BillSF Oct 4, 2006 07:00 AM

          I like the jook at Win's on Taraval in the outer Sunset.

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