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Oct 14, 2010 04:07 PM

hyphenated chinese restaurants?

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?


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

    1. There is Chifa Peruano, but I haven't been

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      1. re: vulber

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

        937 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

      2. 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

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        1. re: Robert Lauriston

          Would San Tung fit the Chinese-Korean bill?

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

        2. 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

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            1. re: Windy

              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

                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. 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?