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"Hakka" style Chinese food in San Francisco?

thedeputy Jan 6, 2007 05:22 AM

Does anyone know of a place to have a "Hakka" style Chinese meal in San Francisco?

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    BillSF RE: thedeputy Jan 6, 2007 05:45 AM

    Ton Kiang on Geary in the Richmond District serves Hakka dishes. Try their salt baked chicken, steamed bacon with mustard greens, and their twice cooked pork, all traditional Hakka favorites.

    1. Melanie Wong RE: thedeputy Jan 6, 2007 05:48 AM

      Here's an older thread that lists most of the usual suspects -

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        alag RE: thedeputy Jan 6, 2007 07:19 PM

        Not in San Francisco, but I did a quick google on Golden Mountain in Hayward, and it seems like the original owners have sold the restaurant. Any truth to this?

        1. thedeputy RE: thedeputy Jan 9, 2007 05:10 AM

          I've never ventured out to Hayward myself so no knowledge on Golden Mountain. Thanks for the great input.

          1. yimster RE: thedeputy Jan 10, 2007 02:07 AM

            I have a lovely Hakka meal on Geary just west of fourteen on the South side of Geary but the name is not in my mind. The Salted Baked/Salted Steamed Chicken and the ginger sauce in still in my mind. Also the Pork Belly was very good. THe name in my mind is something River. I will be in the City tomorrow and if time allows I will drive by.

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              chaddict RE: yimster Jan 10, 2007 02:24 AM

              Hey, sunshine! From Melanie's link above, it would appear you went to Dragon River. Someone even mentions eating with you there...

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                yimster RE: chaddict Jan 10, 2007 06:46 AM

                That's it. I fear I know how to get there and what to order but names and address are not in my mind.

                I owe you one. Thanks for helping me out.

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              jhleung RE: thedeputy Jan 13, 2007 02:05 AM

              I've been to Qigong a long long time ago such that I don't really remember it but my Uncle likes Qigong very much. Is Qigong @ 5524 geary (19th & geary) any good for hakka food?

              Jason in SF

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                yimster RE: jhleung Jan 13, 2007 01:56 PM

                If I remember correctly three of us had these dishes

                The Hakka style stuffed tofu soup
                Salted Baked Chicken with red chilli sauce and green onion and ginger sauce
                Side Pork with perserved vegetables
                Pea Sprouts

                Like the chicken and side pork. The soup did not leave a deep impreesion and the greens were good but that outstanding (that will depend on the seaon)

                Will need to retuen with more mouths to feed. My mental notes were that I should go back.

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