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Big Daddy's Chinese 37th & Telegraph

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

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

    1. 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

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

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

        1. 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

            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

              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

                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?

                http://www.chow.com/places/13822

                1. re: Robert Lauriston

                  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

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                    Kang Tong Degi
                    3702 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

                      1. re: Robert Lauriston

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