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Looking for good Hung Tao Yee Foo Wonton

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biotech bob Nov 29, 2008 02:59 PM

Hi chowhounds ...

There used to be a place in Chinatown and on Geary Street in SF that had great Hung Tao Yee Foo Wonton, with the right amount of balance between the wonton, thick soup, crab, char siu, cilantro, white pepper, and other flavors...

Would love to find any recommendations for places that still make it.

Been going to Hong Sing in Glen Park, they have a nice amount of crab meat in the broth, but missing the char siu, and cilantro, and the slight crispiness of the fried wonton.

I do like their Potstickers there - nice balance of pork, veggie, and ginger - better to get a fresh order than to get the ones from the warming plate as you can imagine.

Hopefully someone out there knows of a good place...

Thanks in advance.

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    chocolatetartguy RE: biotech bob Nov 29, 2008 06:12 PM

    I saw something called Deepfried Wonton with crab soup on the menu of Emperor Palace at 6th and Balboa in the City. I think is what you are asking about.

    We had an all seafood banquet there last night. It was good, but not great. I wouldn't make a special trip from the EB to go there, but plan to lunch there when next in Richmond. They have a frog section on the menu and also a duck tongue dish.

    You can get a good, simpler version sans crab at China Village in Pinole. There is another branch in El Cerrito near San Pablo Ave and Central, but it isn't as good as the Pinole branch.

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      kc72 RE: chocolatetartguy Nov 29, 2008 06:24 PM

      China House.

      If you're in the area Kwang Tung on the El Cerrito/Richmond border has it also, no crab though.

      Also, I've read somewhere that Yummy Restaurant in El Cerrito has something called WonTon w/ gravy -- but never tried it.

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        chocolatetartguy RE: kc72 Nov 29, 2008 06:36 PM

        Yes, China House.

    2. crispypork RE: biotech bob Dec 1, 2008 05:48 PM

      Try Golden Horse on Hyde between California and Pine, across the street from Cala Foods in San Francisco. Pretty yummy there.

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        Melanie Wong RE: crispypork Dec 2, 2008 04:59 PM

        Anything else you'd recommend at Golden Horse?

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        1060 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109

      2. Sarah RE: biotech bob Dec 1, 2008 05:53 PM

        I'm not a fan of HTYFW, but a friend swears by the version at Kirin (Geary/26-ish) -- perhaps give them a call to see if they can make it your way? They seem to be very amicable folks.

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