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Feb 9, 2009 12:55 PM

Best source for Orange Beef?

Hi all,

I was recently reminded of the great orange beef dish I had at my local Chinese restaurant growing up on the East Coast. Unfortunately, I had a disappointing attempt at one last night. I'd love to find a great reliable source for Orange Beef in the Bay area, preferably in San Francisco or on the Peninsula, as I don't make it over to the East Bay too much. I prefer the beef nice and crispy with plenty of sauce to go with rice.


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  1. I have some places in the East Bay, but that's not in the direction you wanted.. Perhaps other Chauhounds might know of better.

    1. Try Empero Taste on Balboa (used to be called Best Panda, same chef). I like the orange chicken, very generous portion. Maybe not "crispy." Perhaps if you requested it crispy they could do so.

      Oh, I miss read -- I've only had the orange chicken. They probably have orange beef on the menu.

      Believe it or not, I just had some great Mongolian Beef (nice and crispy) at P.F. Change in Corte Madera.

      1. Jai Yun makes the best I've tasted anywhere. But it's not available ala carte.

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        1. re: Melanie Wong

          I agree with Melanie, you must give Jai Yun a try. The Orange Beef is the best. Not much sauce for your rice, but extremely flavorful. I think of it often.

          1. re: Melanie Wong

            jai yun...

            Jai Yun
            680 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94111

          2. Yes, I remember it 'crispy' as well...almost carmelized/crispy because of the sugars used to create this dish (at least t a number of places in NY)...I have yet to find a similar preparation here in SF...but I keep plugging away to do so!
            I look forward to any responses...but remember..."delivery food" of any 'fried' things..turn mushy after steaming in the delivery "eat in" is the only way to go ...

            1. Not having tried orange beef at many other places, I do like orange peel beef at Jing Jing in Palo Alto.