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Big Daddy's Chinese 37th & Telegraph

zunzie Jan 28, 2008 09:32 AM

Anyone ever try them? They seem to do a bustling business at lunch.

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  1. nicedragonboy RE: zunzie Jan 28, 2008 11:45 AM

    seen it for years, but never have tried it...love the name though.

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      Hunicsz RE: zunzie Jan 28, 2008 01:05 PM

      Unfortunately, the name's about the best part. That and the super low prices (dollar and some change per dish). I went there a couple times when I worked near by, only because there's not much else close. Gloppy, sweet steam table food served in a ridiculously filthy little storefront.

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      1. re: Hunicsz
        zunzie RE: Hunicsz Jan 31, 2008 10:52 AM

        Thanks. I live near them and was wondering if it might be worth a stop. I'll pass.

      2. rworange RE: zunzie Jan 28, 2008 09:58 PM


        New Big Daddy's Chinese
        3700 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

        1. Robert Lauriston RE: zunzie Apr 29, 2008 12:25 PM

          Driving by, I noticed they have a big sign in the window, "Best dry-fried ribs in the Bay Area." Anybody tried them?

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          1. re: Robert Lauriston
            Robert Lauriston RE: Robert Lauriston Jun 13, 2008 12:29 PM

            I tried the ribs. Pork, sliced very thin so that the bones were almost like slivered almonds. Velveted or very lightly breaded, fried to order, scalding hot. Reminded me of salt-and-pepper ribs minus the jalapeños. Meat seemed cured, sort of ham-like. As they cooled they became more like jerky or crisp bacon.

            Is that what dry-fried ribs usually are?

            1. re: Robert Lauriston
              zunzie RE: Robert Lauriston Sep 9, 2008 01:28 PM

              I live right there and have never been, and I've always wondered what the dry-fried ribs were.

              Would you go back for them?

              1. re: zunzie
                Robert Lauriston RE: zunzie Sep 9, 2008 01:54 PM

                I might pick some up to take to a potluck, they were good but I wouldn't want to eat a whole order.

                Do you ever go to Kang Tong Degi, the soju bang with the oil drums on the front?


                1. re: Robert Lauriston
                  nicedragonboy RE: Robert Lauriston Sep 9, 2008 04:25 PM

                  I went to KTD for the first time about a month ago. Loved it. Besides the BBQ (amazing Korean Bacon) I got to try the Omelet Rice. Basically a thin sheet of pan fried egg that is then used as a wrapper. It's then stuffed with a mound of fried rice and topped with ketchup. From what my friends tell me, it's a very popular home recipe for many Korean American Families, which from asking several of my Korean American friends appears to be true. In any case, I thought it was very good and can understand how kids growing up on it would long for it in adulthood as comfort food.

                  1. re: nicedragonboy
                    rworange RE: nicedragonboy Sep 9, 2008 06:10 PM

                    link 2

                    Kang Tong Degi
                    3702 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

                    1. re: nicedragonboy
                      Robert Lauriston RE: nicedragonboy Sep 10, 2008 09:51 AM

                      Huh, sounds a lot like okonomiyaki.

                      1. re: Robert Lauriston
                        Melanie Wong RE: Robert Lauriston Sep 10, 2008 09:59 AM

                        No, not okonomiyaki, that's omuraisu (aka omurice or omelet rice).

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