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Yunnanese restaurants in the greater Bay Area?

J T Jul 1, 2009 11:50 AM

I'd like to know if any out there know of any Bay Area Chinese restaurant that serves dishes from the Yunnan province/area of China. If there are more than one, which restaurant is best at it in your opinion?

Thank you very much.

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  1. rworange Jul 1, 2009 01:22 PM

    SF - Z & Y

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      bbulkow Jul 1, 2009 03:46 PM

      Bonus question: a selection of good pu'er, brick or patty form, without paying through the nose? The brick I brought back from Lijiang is getting small.

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        wolfe Jul 1, 2009 06:45 PM

        Ten Ren is around locally but I don't know about the prices.
        When all else fails there's always the net.

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          sfbing Jul 1, 2009 07:05 PM

          Red Blossom has several pu'erh. They will do tastings so you can pick one you like. Price ranges from affordable to not so much.

          Another place is Imperial Tea Court, but Red Blossom is my fav place in the Bay Area.

      2. Chandavkl Jul 1, 2009 06:39 PM

        As far as I know, Z & Y in Chinatown is it. There's a chain of Yunnan restaurants with 3 locations in the Los Angeles area and one in Las Vegas, but they haven't made their way up north. Also a place in Brooklyn that serves Yunnan noodles. As you can see, that cuisine is not well represented in this country.

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          Liberty Jul 1, 2009 06:50 PM

          Spring World in Chicago also is Yunnanese. Definitely wish Yunnanese cuisine were better represented in the U.S.!

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            Robert Lauriston Jul 2, 2009 10:22 AM

            Z & Y makes some good Sichuan dishes (of which there are many on the menu) but for the most part I was disappointed in the Yunnanese dishes (of which there are relatively few).

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