HOME > Chowhound > San Francisco Bay Area >
Are you making a specialty food? Get great advice

hyphenated chinese restaurants?

fadista Oct 14, 2010 04:07 PM

Grace Young frequently mentions cuisines from the Chinese diaspora: Chinese-Jamaican, Chinese Peruvian, Chinese-Mexican, etc. Interesting.

What are some good (tasty, not yuppie) Chinese-XXXXX restaurants in the Bay Area?


  1. b
    badbatzmaru Oct 15, 2010 07:47 PM

    When I was in Miami this past January, there were a few Chinese Jamaican hole in the wall places serving mainly Jamaican dishes, with some hint of "Chinese." Too bad, I never got a chance to try. Wanted to really try some of the curry and ox tail....

    For example: http://www.jamaicakitchen.com/

    1. Melanie Wong Oct 14, 2010 07:02 PM

      There are a few places serving Desi Chinese standards, but I'm not current on who's good at Chinese-Indian these days. This would be dishes like chili chicken, gobi manchurian, hakka noodles, etc. Anyone?

      1. Windy Oct 14, 2010 06:42 PM

        and who is Grace Young? The owners of Inka's are ethnic Chinese Peruvians, but the food is pretty traditional Peruvian.

        The best hyphenated restaurants in the Bay Area are not Chinese + something else.

        I'd nominate the unlikely Avatars in Sausalito for its Punjabi-Mexican and Punjabi-Jamaican dishes.

        Inkas Restaurant
        3299 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

        3 Replies
        1. re: Windy
          Robert Lauriston Oct 14, 2010 06:45 PM

          Grace Young has written several Chinese cookbooks:


          1. re: Windy
            soupçon Oct 15, 2010 09:54 PM

            Grace Young is a San Francisco native who is an authority on stir-frying (Breath of a Wok, Stir-frying to the Sky's Edge). Her family owned one of the largest restaurants in Chinatown, Sun Hung Heung (now Chinatown Restaurant).

            Even "traditional" Peruvian fare has Chinese influences. Lomo Saltado, for instance, is a Peruvian-Chinese invention.

            1. re: soupçon
              Robert Lauriston Oct 16, 2010 12:37 PM

              Yeah, that's the chifa dish I was thinking of at Mochica. They make it at Costanera, too.

              937 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

          2. Robert Lauriston Oct 14, 2010 06:27 PM

            The only places I know of (outside of generic Chinese-American) are Chinese-Korean: Great China in Berkeley, Chef Yu's in Oakland .

            Great China Restaurant
            2115 Kittredge St, Berkeley, CA 94704

            Chef Yu's
            3919 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

            1 Reply
            1. re: Robert Lauriston
              Civil Bear Oct 14, 2010 07:31 PM

              Would San Tung fit the Chinese-Korean bill?

              San Tung Chinese Restaurant
              1031 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122

            2. v
              vulber Oct 14, 2010 06:12 PM

              There is Chifa Peruano, but I haven't been

              1 Reply
              1. re: vulber
                Robert Lauriston Oct 14, 2010 06:25 PM

                I'd rather get the Chifa dishes at Mochica than return to Chifa Peruano.


                937 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

              2. monku Oct 14, 2010 04:11 PM

                Rec's for good old school Chinese-American and I'm happy.

                Show Hidden Posts