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May 30, 2006 08:06 PM

where to eat tonight in the outer sunset

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does anyone have recommendations as to where to go for good (and cheap) food by the outer sunset?

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  1. If you're interested in Cantonese, Ming's Diner on Taraval is a good spot.

    When I was in the Outer Sunset yesterday morning, I noticed a place called Jook Time on Balboa near 35th that had a "Grand Opening" sign on it. Any chow opinions on this place?

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    1. re: Melanie Wong

      isn't that the outer richmond?
      that is right near the shanghai dumpling shop.

      i am interested in trying this ming's diner though. what is the cross street?
      i usually end up at Win's at 42nd (?) and taraval for the ribs and ducks.

      1. re: Jupiter

        Ming's is on Taraval at about 30th Avenue.

        1. re: Jupiter

          Thanks, you're right, that's the Outer Richmond. It felt like the Sunset to me 'cuz I started out on the other side of the park and seemed like I was driving forever. (g)

          Jook Time is near Shanghai Dumpling King (I noted the signage change), on the opposite side of Balboa.

          I've linked some recs for Ming's Diner below. Here's the address courtesy of "San Francisco Bay Area ChowNews".
          Ming's Diner [Parkside]
          2129 Taraval St
          San Francisco 94116


          1. re: Melanie Wong

            Here's a post on Jook Time.

            Jook Time
            3398 Balboa St # A
            San Francisco, CA 94121
            (415) 221-3818

          2. re: Jupiter

            Yes, Win's for duck. Who ever knew that wilted (intentionally) iceberg lettuce could be so good?

          3. re: Melanie Wong

            I'll second Ming's. I used to live at 32nd between Santiago/Rivera - I used to go to Ming's about once a week. Having moved out of that area, I rarely get back there as it's a haul for me now (live in San Bruno, work in SF FiDi); however, I did go about two weeks ago. Food hasn't changed... thank God!

            I'm a fan of the wonton soup, chicken and salted fish fried rice, and (this might not be the actual name) beef with onion and peppers... among many other dishes.

          4. Cajun Pacific is awesome! They are open this weekend. Last time I was there I had an awesome crab feast - wonderful spot.

            Cajun Pacific will be open Friday & Saturday
            March 23rd and 24th
            hours: Friday 6-10pm, Saturday 5-10pm
            closed Thursday to cater a party off-site

            This weekend's menu will include . . .
            >> starters, salad & gumbo
            chicken & andouille sausage gumbo, mixed green organic salad with house lime Tabasco vinaigrette, Creole mushroom empanadas, grilled oysters with Chuck's barbecue sauce, crawfish beignets with remoulade, savory crab & crawfish cheesecake, Natchitoches pork pies, duck confit and grits
            >> entrees
            Portobello mushroom Wellington (vegetarian), New Orleans barbecue shrimp, crawfish Monica, pan-seared crab crusted halibut with bourbon brown butter, deep fried catfish with creole lemon butter, grilled honey brined pork loin with port raisin sauce, grilled marinated skirt steak
            >> dessert
            bread pudding with whiskey sauce

            Reservations may not be required but are always recommended; please email or call us (415.504.6652) with the night, preferred time and number in your party and confirmation will be sent to you either by email or voice. We are closed Friday for a private party.

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            Spring's begun, March Madness is in full swing and the Bay Area is looking at a weekend with more gorgeous weather -- ain't life grand?
            Until next time . . . laissez les bon temps roules!

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            Cajun Pacific 4542 Irving Street @ 47th Avenue , San Francisco, CA 94122
            online / email / voice 415 504 6652

            1. you can try Old Mandarin Islamic. Lots of brown stuff to choose from.

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              1. re: intomeat

                Second that. About ten months late for the original request, though.

              2. Definitely Ming's for Chinese food, Win's for noodle soups, Parkside for cheap but good set American, Italian dinners